Dental Bridges in Brooklyn, NY

Bridging the Gap: Dr. Aimee Kraft’s Tailored Dental Solutions

Transform your smile with precision-crafted dental bridges at our Brooklyn practice. Dr. Aimee Kraft and our dedicated team understand the impact of a complete smile on your confidence and daily life. 

Our specialized expertise in dental bridges goes beyond mere restoration; we tailor solutions to seamlessly blend with your natural teeth, ensuring both functionality and aesthetics. Our patient-centered approach and meticulous attention to detail can bring lasting vitality back to your smile. Contact us at (718) 625-6629.

Missing Teeth? Discover Dental Bridges

Missing teeth are more than just a cosmetic issue. The gaps left behind can make everyday activities like eating and speaking uncomfortable. You may find yourself avoiding certain foods or smiling less to hide the spaces. Rather than settling for these challenges, it’s time to explore your options for restoring your smile and bite function. 

At Dr. Kraft’s Brooklyn practice, one solution we provide is dental bridges. This proven approach uses artificial teeth to bridge the open spaces, returning your ability to chew naturally and speak clearly. Tailored just for you, a well-fitted bridge can help you feel confident and at ease again – not just with your smile but encompassing your overall quality of life. It’s about reclaiming the simple things many take for granted until they experience tooth loss.

What Are Dental Bridges?

A dental bridge is a prosthetic device used to replace one or more missing teeth. It consists of one or more artificial teeth (called pontics) that are held in place by dental crowns on either side. These crowns are cemented onto the adjacent natural teeth or dental implants, effectively “bridging” the gap left by the missing tooth or teeth.

Dental bridges in Brooklyn, NY, are a popular choice for many patients because they are durable, functional, and aesthetically pleasing. Unlike removable dentures, bridges are permanently fixed in your mouth, allowing you to eat, speak, and smile with confidence.

Types of Dental Bridges

At Dr. Kraft’s practice, we offer several types of dental bridges to meet each patient’s unique needs and preferences:

  • Traditional Dental Bridges: These bridges are made from porcelain fused to metal or ceramic materials. The pontic (artificial tooth) is held in place by crowns that are cemented onto the natural teeth on either side of the gap.
  • Cantilever Dental Bridges: Unlike traditional bridges, cantilever bridges are supported by a crown on only one side. They are commonly used when there are adjacent teeth on only one side of the missing tooth space.
  • Maryland Dental Bridges: Also known as resin-bonded bridges, Maryland bridges are made of porcelain teeth supported by a metal or ceramic framework. They are bonded directly to the backs of the adjacent natural teeth, making them a more conservative option than traditional bridges.
  • Implant-Supported Dental Bridges: For patients who prefer a more permanent solution, implant-supported bridges are anchored by dental implants rather than natural teeth. This option is particularly beneficial for those with multiple missing teeth or inadequate tooth structure to support a traditional bridge.

Reasons for Getting a Dental Bridge

There are several compelling reasons why our Brooklyn, NY, patients choose to get a dental bridge from Dr. Kraft:

  • Restore Your Smile: Missing teeth can significantly impact your appearance and self-confidence. Dental bridges provide a natural-looking solution that fills in the gaps, restoring your smile’s beauty and symmetry.
  • Improve Chewing and Speaking: Missing teeth can make it challenging to chew certain foods or speak clearly. Dental bridges replace the missing teeth, allowing you to eat and speak with ease once again.
  • Prevent Teeth Shifting: When you have a gap in your mouth, the surrounding teeth may shift out of their proper positions, leading to bite problems and an increased risk of gum disease and tooth decay. Dental bridges help maintain the correct alignment of your remaining teeth.
  • Distribute Bite Force Evenly: Missing teeth can cause an uneven distribution of bite force, putting excessive pressure on the remaining teeth and potentially causing them to wear down or become loose. Dental bridges help distribute the bite force evenly, protecting your remaining natural teeth.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long do dental bridges last?
Is the procedure for getting a dental bridge painful?
Can I eat normally with a dental bridge?
How long do dental bridges last?

With proper care and maintenance, dental bridges can last anywhere from five to 15 years or even longer. Regular dental check-ups and good oral hygiene practices are recommended to prolong the lifespan of your bridge.

Is the procedure for getting a dental bridge painful?

No, getting a dental bridge is generally not a painful procedure. Local anesthesia is used to numb the area, ensuring your comfort throughout the process.

Can I eat normally with a dental bridge?

Yes, once you’ve adjusted to your new dental bridge, you can eat and drink normally. However, it’s best to avoid extremely hard or sticky foods that could dislodge or damage the bridge.

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Say Goodbye to Missing Teeth

If you’re looking to restore your smile and bite functionality, it’s time to get serious about dental bridges. Dr. Kraft’s practice in Brooklyn warmly welcomes residents from surrounding Queens, Manhattan, and Staten Island neighborhoods. Call (718) 625-6629 to request a consultation where Dr. Kraft will thoroughly evaluate your needs and carefully explain your options. 

Rather than high-pressure tactics, you’ll receive straightforward guidance and an honest assessment – the choice is ultimately yours. But know that a properly fitted bridge can have a transformative effect, returning your ability to eat comfortably, speak clearly, and feel confident in your appearance once again.