Dental Bridges Specialist

Glenmont Dental

Dentist located in Glenmont, NY

If you’re missing a tooth or multiple teeth, a dental bridge is a noninvasive, semi-permanent fix that might be right for you. At Glenmont Dental in Glenmont, New York, Michael Conte, DDS, is an expert dentist who creates custom-made dental bridges. To meet with Dr. Conte, call the office today.

Dental Bridges Q & A

What are dental bridges?

Dental bridges are replacement teeth, called pontics, that attach to a dental crown on one or both sides of your gap to close it like a “bridge.”

At Glenmont Dental, Dr. Conte cements the bridge to your natural teeth or to implants that surround the gap in your smile. Dental bridges remain as a permanent fixture in your mouth, so they can’t shift out of place. Not only do they help restore the health of your oral function, but you can smile with confidence.

Why do people need dental bridges?

When you lose a tooth or several teeth, you can experience functional issues with your jaw and mouth, which can ultimately affect your overall health. 

If you don’t fill the gapped area with a dental bridge, you could experience:

  • Speech impediments
  • Jaw issues
  • Facial deformity
  • Bone loss in your jaw
  • Teeth misalignment
  • Shifting teeth
  • Inability to chew and digest food properly

Talk to Dr. Conte about your oral health concerns. He can evaluate your condition and recommend the best solution for you.

What are the benefits of dental bridges?

Dental bridges promote optimal oral health. Benefits include:

  • Chewing and eating comfortably
  • Maintaining the shape of your face
  • Reinforced bite
  • Your teeth won’t shift

Dental bridges also benefit you aesthetically by restoring your smile.

What does getting dental bridges involve?

When you visit Dr. Conte for your dental bridge, the procedure begins with a local anesthetic to keep you comfortable and at ease.

Once your targeted area feels numb, Dr. Conte shaves down the enamel on your teeth next to your missing tooth to make room for the crowns on each side of the gap that support the bridge. 

He then takes an impression of your teeth to create your bridge to match your smile perfectly. Once your permanent bridge is ready, Dr. Conte places it in your mouth to make sure it fits properly. He then permanently seals it with a bonding solution.

Your bridge fits seamlessly in your mouth and functions just like your natural teeth. 

If you’d like to talk with Dr. Conte about the condition of your oral health, schedule a consultation at Glenmont Dental. Call the office and speak with a friendly team member.