The Smile Design Center is the leading dental office for dental bridges. Dr. Sapozhnik is a highly experienced restorative dentist based in Westchester. Gaps in your mouth caused by lost teeth will cause the remaining teeth to shift, which can result in a bad bite. Gaps can also cause gum disease and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders that affect the way you talk, chew and yawn.
If you have a gap that has been affecting your self-esteem for too long, come and talk to Dr. Sapozhnik for a solution that will help you to gain a functional and comfortable smile. Depending on your situation you may get a dental bridge to close the gap. A dental bridge is an artificial replacement of one or more consecutive missing teeth. It is literally a “bridge” between existing teeth. There are two types of bridges:
Fixed Bridge: This is the solution that is recommended for most patients. It is permanently attached to the mouth using either dental implants or natural teeth that are strengthened by a dental crown.
Removable Bridge: The removable bridge is attached either to two natural teeth or to dental implants. But it can be removed for cleaning. It is a short-term solution that will not offer long-term dental health benefits.