DENTAL BRIDGES

IN WARREN, NJ

Bridges are generally used to replace one or more missing teeth and "bridge" the gap where teeth are missing.  Gaps from missing teeth can eventually cause the remaining teeth to shift or rotate which can result in a bad bite, gum disease or even TMJ disorders.

Bridges are cemented to the natural teeth or implants surrounding the empty space.  Called abutments, these teeth serve as anchors for the bridge.  Similar to crowns, porcelain or ceramic bridges are typically recommended since this material can be matched to the color of your natural teeth.

Your dentist at The Star Dental Group of Warren may recommend a bridge to: 

  • Restore your smile 

  • Enable you to properly chew and speak 

  • Prevent remaining teeth from shifting or rotating 

  • Maintain the shape of your face 

  • Restore your teeth's proper bite

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WHY YOU MAY

NEED A DENTAL BRIDGE

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When teeth are missing, a series of changes may begin to develop that can impact your overall dental health and jaw function. The adjacent teeth may start to drift or tilt into the space, and teeth in the opposing jaw may start to shift toward the area of the missing tooth. It is therefore important to replace either the single tooth or multiple teeth that are missing from this area. One of the best options to prevent the consequences of shifting teeth and to restore full function to a small edentulous (or lacking teeth) section in the mouth is a dental bridge.

DENTAL BRIDGE

BEFORE & AFTER

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After losing a tooth due to fracture, this provisional 3 unit bridge replacing the missing tooth was placed. Both of these photographs were taken on the same day. This patient immediately has full function while we await the healing and fabrication of the permanent porcelain bridge.

Missing and decayed teeth. Treatment: Restored with all ceramic fixed bridge and a single all ceramic crown.

Failed and unaesthetic implant reconstruction. Treatment: Full Upper arch implant reconstruction, lower front, all ceramic crowns and posterior implant supported bridges.

DENTAL BRIDGES FAQs

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