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Dental Bridges in Bayport, NY

Have you lost several teeth and are wondering what can be done to fill in the gaps? Has your dentist mentioned that you might be a candidate for a dental bridge, but you still have questions? At Bayport Dental Care in Bayport we’re here to empower you to take charge of your own oral health! We know the best way to do that is to help you find the answers to your questions. Let’s get started talking about some of the answers to some of the questions you may be asking about dental bridges.

What Makes Me a Candidate For a Bridge?

There are several factors that your doctor analyzed before recommending you as a candidate for a dental bridge. Some of these are:

  • The number and location of your missing teeth
  • The strength of the teeth adjacent to those missing
  • Whether your remaining teeth have begun to shift over into the gap left by missing teeth

How Does a Bridge Work?

Bridges are formed using crowns placed over the teeth on either side of a space left by missing teeth. These crowns are used to anchor in place replacement teeth which “bridge,” or fill in, the gap. Porcelain is the most common material used to craft replacement teeth, as it is durable and resembles natural tooth enamel.

Do Bridges Hurt?

It is not normal to experience severe pain during or after bridge placement. Before installing your bridge, your dentist will administer a local anesthetic. This means that you should not feel any pain during the procedure. After your bridge is in place and the anesthetic wears off you may feel some soreness for a short time. Your doctor may recommend mild pain relievers to help manage the discomfort.

How Long Does a Bridge Last?

With proper maintenance and care, a good dental bridge can last over a decade. Before your bridges are placed your dentist will give you instructions for daily care that will help you extend their lifespan.

If you live near Bayport, don’t wait another day to get on the road to your best smile! Call Bayport Dental Care today.

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