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Dental Bridges

Tooth loss can make daily tasks like eating and speaking much more challenging, and cause people to hide away their smiles. 

If you have one or more consecutively missing teeth, Dr. Kevin Trotter may recommend a dental bridge to restore your smile and confidence.

Learn why you should consider dental bridge treatment at our Brooklyn, NY, practice...

So What Is A Dental Bridge?

A dental bridge is designed to replace between one and three consecutively missing teeth.  It is comprised of prosthetic teeth, called pontics, supported by a dental crown on each end. The crowns are placed on top of the natural teeth on each side of the gap and can hold your bridge securely in place for 10 years or more.
Illustration of how a traditional bridge fits onto crowned teeth

Made With Custom Craftsmanship

While our office manufactures ceramic CEREC restorations in-house, we also craft bridges at a trusted dental lab from a variety of other materials. Depending on your needs and budget, crowns and pontics can be made from metal alloys, porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM), all-porcelain, or zirconia. 

We also provide state-of-the-art dental implants...

Implant-Supported Bridges

An implant-supported bridge looks similar to a traditional bridge. However, instead of attaching to your natural teeth, these prosthetics are secured to titanium implants placed within the jawbone.

Implant-supported bridges also provide a few important health and functional benefits. Implants prevent jawbone bone recession and help patients avoid a sunken facial appearance that can develop after tooth loss.

Additionally, implants do not require making any permanent alternations to your remaining healthy teeth. 

Implant-supported bridge

You have options when it comes to your dental care. Don't choose life with missing teeth...

Dentistry at The Heights

The Best Choice For Restorative Care

Our patients in Brooklyn and the greater New York City area know that they have options when it comes to their restorative dentistry. It is our goal to provide you with the highest quality options. Dr. Trotter and the experienced team at Dentistry at The Heights will not only help you determine the best form of treatment but give you the attentive and compassionate care you deserve. Our modern practice is home to the latest technology in the field, providing precise and long-lasting results that exceed our patients' expectations. You shouldn't live your life with missing teeth when a simple solution is within reach. Contact our Brooklyn, NY, dentist's office today to get started on your treatment. You can reach our friendly team online, or by calling:

(718) 625-2116

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Janet Broughton

2021

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I have been a patient at dentistry at the heights for years and highly recommend their practice. I have been seen by Dr. Trotter and Dr. Tomizawa and both are highly professional and provide excellent care in a comfortable environment.

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Susan Kuhlmann

2020

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The staff at this practice are absolutely terrific! Kind, patient, professional..They use state of the art equipment and for someone who is unrealistically fearful of the dentist :) - they go out of their way to make me comfortable/calm. Thank You!

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Qualifying for Treatment 

While dental bridges are a great option for many of our Brooklyn, NY, patients, treatment is not right for everyone. During your initial consultation, our dentist will check:

Location of Missing Teeth

Typically, a bridge is supported by two crowns on each side of the gap in your smile. If you are missing teeth at the ends of your dental arch, implants may provide better stability than a traditional bridge.

Tooth Density

Patients must have a good enamel density in their abutment teeth in order to support the crowns of a dental bridge. A small amount of enamel is removed prior to attaching the crowns, which will only work if the natural teeth are dense and strong. 

Oral Health

Other conditions such as periodontal disease and tooth decay will need to be treated before moving on to your bridge. Our dentist will make sure your teeth and gums are in good health so you have a strong foundation for your bridge. 

Additional Requirements for Dental Implants

There are a few more factors that impact your candidacy for dental implants. Patients with insufficient jawbone density may need a bone graft in order to qualify. We also do not recommend treatment for patients who smoke, have uncontrolled diabetes, or other disorders that can increase the risks of a surgical procedure.  

Take A Look at The Treatment

Traditional Bridge Timeline

While treatment is slightly different for everyone, these are the main steps involved when receiving a traditional bridge at our Brooklyn, New York, practice. 

Day of Procedure

Tooth Preparation

The first part of treatment focuses on preparing your teeth to accommodate the dental bridge. After numbing your mouth, our dentist gently removes a conservative amount of enamel on the abutment teeth to make room for the dental crowns. 

Impressions

Next, our dentist will take impressions of your teeth and gums using both traditional and digital techniques to ensure maximum accuracy. This information is sent to our trusted dental lab where technicians fabricate your bridge. Once the restoration is finished, the lab will send it back to our office for placement. 

Placement 

In about two weeks, we will schedule your second appointment to secure your dental bridge. The crowns fit snugly over the abutment teeth and are reinforced with special dental cement to stabilize the pontic.
Treatment will look much different for patients who choose dental implants. Learn more about the implant procedure at our Brooklyn office...

Important Cost Considerations

While the cost of a dental bridge is different for each patient, traditional treatment will usually be more affordable. Our Brooklyn practice accepts most forms of dental insurance which can significantly reduce your out-of-pocket expenses, as well as financing plans through CareCredit®. It is important to understand that a dental bridge, particularly an implant-supported bridge, is an investment in your long-term oral health and happiness. 

Treatment will protect your gum tissue, jaw, and remaining natural teeth from further damage and prevent the need for costly restorative work in the future. Most importantly, you regain the ability to enjoy life with a full set of teeth and can feel confident about the way you look when you smile. 

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Dentistry at The Heights

Dentistry at the Heights is a family-run dental practice that has been proudly serving the community for over 40 years. Since taking over his father's practice over 15 years ago, Dr. Kevin Trotter has made it his mission to provide uncompromised excellence in dentistry. Dr. Trotter is a member of various prestigious dental organizations: 

  • New York State Dental Association
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • American Dental Association

Equipped with the latest dental technology, our team can create beautiful, custom dental restorations in one appointment. To schedule an appointment at Dentistry at The Heights, request a consultation online or call us at (718) 625-2116.

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