Dental Bridge - Long Island City, NY
Tooth Bridges for missing teeth
A dental bridge is a procedure that replaces missing teeth by using adjacent teeth as abutments for crowns. Our dentists at 1311 Jackson Ave dental are experts at crafting beautiful bridges to restore that extracted tooth. With our options for dental bridges in Long Island City, we can rejuvenate your smile.
What we offer
At Jackson Ave Dental, we can provide a missing tooth replacement with a dental bridge. Once completed, it will be fixed in your mouth and permanently glued in by our dentist in long island city. As an additional service for our patients, we also offer this oral prosthesis in multiple types of materials.
All ceramic bridges are non-metal. They can be pure porcelain, zirconia, or emax. They are the most aesthetic looking replacement option.
Porcelain Fused to Metal
Traditional bridges and crowns were all made of PFM. It has a metal substructure but with porcelain fused over it for aesthetics.
Perhaps gold may not be the most cosmetic option but it is highly biocompatible and lasts the longest. They are a good option for posterior teeth.
When a dental bridge is needed
Most commonly, this dental procedure is used to replace a missing tooth so you don't have a gap in your mouth. However, there are other situations which you may benefit from having one.
When it's needed:
missing and flared teeth
missing and flared teeth
How we can help
The entire process to get a dental bridge with our long island city dentists at Jackson Ave Dental will take two visits. But don't worry, your dental care is our top priority.
Brand new teeth
First Visit: 45-60 minutes
Administer local anesthesia so it's painless.
Prepare the teeth by shaving down the enamel and dentin.
Take an impression of the teeth and bite with PVS or polyether.
Select a tooth shade.
Make and glue in a temporary bridge (acrylic).
Send to dental lab for fabrication.
Second Visit: 30 minutes
Apply numbing for your comfort.
Remove temporary bridge and clean residual cement.
Try in the permanent one.
Adjust the bite and contacts (flossing).
Polish it to make it smooth and shiny.
Permanently glue it in.
The cost of a dental bridges will be more expensive than a dental crown because they are basically multiple crowns. To make a bridge, you need at least 3 dental crowns so you're essentially paying for 3 crowns for one procedure! Therefore a rough estimate would be three times the price of a crown.
If you have insurance, this treatment is considered a major procedure which means it is typically covered at about 50%. That means you'll be responsible for the other half.
How long do they last?
Studies have shown that fixed tooth bridges in the mouth can last for many years. The overall 10 year survival rate was about 84% which means you'll get a lot of chewing mileage out of it! Car tires don't even last that long.
If you don't want a bridge, the only two other options to replace missing teeth would be dental implants or removable partial dentures (RPD).
Dental implants are an alternative replacement option that is also fixed in the mouth. The advantage is that you can floss through the which bridges can't. The disadvantage is that they are more expensive and take longer to get done.
Dentures are a less costly removable option to replace teeth. The downside is that it requires at least 5-6 visits to make it. They are also not fixed so they can get loose and come out.