Gaps in your smile due to missing teeth affect every aspect of your life and make daily activities more difficult.
At Jewel Dental Associates in Flushing, NY, we offer both implant-supported and traditional dental bridges to fill the gaps in your smile.
So why should you get a bridge from our practice?
Dental Bridges Improve the Form and Function of Your Smile
Restore Proper Function
By filling gaps left by missing teeth, a dental bridge can restore your ability to chew. Dr. Michael Feldstein can precisely place your bridge to minimize the pressure on other teeth and protect against further health issues.
Maintain the Position of Your Teeth
When there are spaces in your smile, your other teeth are more likely to shift out of place. A bridge can maintain the correct position of teeth to keep your smile aligned.
Balance Your Appearance
Missing teeth can make you feel self-conscious enough about your smile to avoid smiling in public. Our custom bridges blend seamlessly into your smile for beautiful, natural-looking results.
Why Choose Jewel Dental Associates?
At Jewel Dental Associates, we offer both traditional and implant-supported bridges. Dr. Feldstein carefully designs all his bridges from dental ceramic or zirconia to ensure strong, beautiful results. In addition, he has been placing dental implants for over 30 years and can take care of every aspect of your implant-supported bridge treatment under one roof.
Understanding Your Candidacy for a Dental Bridge
Most patients missing one or more consecutive teeth can receive a dental bridge. During your initial consultation with Dr. Feldstein, he can assess your smile and help you decide between a traditional and implant-supported bridge.
For a Traditional Bridge
Since traditional bridges are supported by dental crowns, patients interested in this option should have two strong, healthy teeth on either side of the gap in their smile.
For an Implant-Supported Bridge
Dental implants have a unique set of candidacy requirements, including sufficient jawbone tissue, healthy gums, and good overall health.
Your Timeline Will Differ Depending on the Type of Bridge You Choose
Dr. Feldstein will remove a thin layer of enamel from the teeth on either side of the gap in your smile to make room for dental crowns.
We will take impressions of your smile and design a customized restoration. Dr. Feldstein may place a temporary bridge for you to wear while you wait for your final restoration.
A skilled dental technician will use the impressions to craft your bridge.
You will return to our office so Dr. Feldstein can check the fit and appearance of your bridge. He can make minor adjustments to the bridge in the office.
If you are satisfied with the effect, Dr. Feldstein will bond the bridge to your prepared teeth for a fully restored smile.
Dr. Feldstein will perform any preparatory procedures you need and then place your implants. Typically, an implant-supported bridge requires two or more posts.
It takes about four to six months to heal from implant surgery. Once your implants have fused with your jaw, Dr. Feldstein can place abutments and take impressions of your smile.
We will send your impressions to the lab, where a technician will create your implant-supported bridge.
When the bridge is complete, Dr. Feldstein can make any necessary adjustments and attach your restoration to the implants.
The Cost of a Bridge
In general, traditional bridges are more affordable than implant-supported options. However, implants offer a superior level of stability and a range of health benefits. Dr. Feldstein can sit down with you and discuss your options to help you choose the right option for you. The final cost of your bridge will depend on several factors.
Number and Location of Missing Teeth
Larger bridges will generally cost more than those that replace only one or two teeth. In addition, replacing molars at the back of your mouth is more complex and may require a stronger, more costly material to ensure proper strength.
At Jewel Dental Associates, we offer both all-ceramic and zirconia bridges. While both of these options result in natural-looking bridges, zirconia is usually stronger. However, it is also more expensive than ceramic.
If you opt to receive an implant-supported bridge, implant placement and any preparatory procedures you need, such as a bone graft, will raise the final price of your treatment. However, many patients find that the extra upfront investment actually saves them money in the long run due to the impressive benefits of implants.
Bridges Are a Common Treatment for Missing Teeth
An Outstanding and Compassionate Dentist
"Dr. Feldstein is an outstanding and compassionate dentist. Visit his office and just relax. He will take good care of you. You will be surely satisfied. This is my experience..." T. Zhou
Dr. Michael Feldstein
Dr. Feldstein has been providing high-quality dental care to patients in the Flushing area for over 30 years. In that time, he has placed over 4,000 implants. In addition, he is a member of a variety of prestigious organizations, including:
- American Dental Association
- New York State Dental Association
- Queens County Dental Society
- American Academy of Periodontics
A dental bridge is a simple and effective solution for tooth loss. For more information about restoring your smile with a bridge, contact our office online or call (718) 261-7071 today.