When you have only a few missing teeth, a dental bridge may be the best and most cost-effective solution to restore your smile and keep your remaining teeth aligned. At Tala Dental Care P.C., expert and experienced dentist Natalia Safonova, DDS, offers state-of-the-art zirconium bridges featuring translucent-looking false teeth that look and function almost like your natural teeth. If you live or work in around Midwood area or Brooklyn, New York, contact Dr. Safonova and her expert team at Tala Dental Care P.C. by phone or with the online form to schedule a dental bridge consultation.
Dental bridges are a tooth-replacement system in which a span of false teeth replaces one to several missing teeth in a row. The false teeth are attached to your remaining teeth by a crown (false tooth cap) at either end of the bridge. Dental bridges are more cost-effective than permanent dental implants and are more secure than traditional dentures.
Although some dental bridges are removable, most are semi-permanent so they can be left in place for many years. Dr. Safonova gently reshapes your abutment teeth — the teeth on either side of your gap of missing teeth — so that the supporting crowns can be cemented in place.
You take care of your dental bridge just like normal teeth. Be sure to see Dr. Safonova at least twice a year for a professional cleaning and so that she can check the integrity of your bridge.
Zirconium bridges are made from a processed form of the element zirconium, which forms a very hard and translucent type of ceramic. The metal-free zirconium ceramic is used to fashion false teeth for dental bridges.
The natural translucence of zirconium crowns and bridges mimics the look of real teeth. Zirconium is also extremely strong, so you can bite with confidence, even when the bridge is replacing your front teeth.
The two main advantages of zirconium bridges are their translucence and strength. Unlike porcelain, zirconium doesn’t crack or chip. Also, since they’re metal-free, zirconium bridges don’t corrode. They won’t create a black line on your gums, as metal bridges do over time.
During your consultation with Dr. Safonova, she goes over your tooth-replacement choices, including permanent dental implants and semi-permanent zirconium bridges. If you choose a zirconium bridge, she takes impressions and digital images of your teeth that are sent to the lab that custom designs your bridge.
In the meantime, Dr. Safonova fits you with a temporary bridge. Replacing your missing teeth immediately helps keep your gums and teeth safe from infection and maintains healthy alignment of your other teeth.
If you think a zirconium bridge is the best solution for your missing tooth or teeth, contact the professional team at Tala Dental Care P.C. Call or book a consultation online.