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?
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...
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.
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:
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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:
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.
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
Day of Procedure
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.
"Dentistry at the Heights has a way of making a patient feel like they are their only patient. They take the time to explain options and answer any questions. Dr. Trotter is extremely knowledgeable and has a professional, courteous, well-run office..." Lisa Hryckowian