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Dental Bridges

Because your smile is often the first thing many people notice, missing teeth can make you hesitant to smile or talk in public.

Our elite dentists can provide you with customized dental bridges to complete your smile.

Can a dental bridge created by our dentists at Ridgewood Dental Associates in Ridgewood, NJ, complete your compromised smile?

The Traditional Dental Bridge A Great Way to Replace a Missing Tooth 

A traditional dental bridge is supported on either side by dental crowns that fit over two of your natural teeth. The customized false tooth in between the crowns is called a pontic. You can have more than one pontic per bridge.

Six Benefits of Dental Bridges

This effective cosmetic dentistry procedure can benefit our Ridgewood, New Jersey, patients in many ways:

Smile Completion

Missing teeth create an incomplete smile. A dental bridge will fill in visible smile gaps caused by teeth lost to trauma, disease, or decay.

Improved Speech Quality

Your tongue needs to push against your teeth to produce certain sounds. A dental bridge can help you speak more clearly, reducing the risk of garbled or mumbled words.

Stability

When a tooth is missing, the natural teeth surrounding the gap in your smile can shift out of place, causing a bite misalignment. A dental bridge can keep existing teeth from moving. 

Improved Chewing and Diet

Missing teeth can make eating painful and limit you to softer foods. A dental bridge can restore balanced chewing functions and allow you to eat crunchy, healthy foods like raw fruits and nuts. 

Healthier Facial Appearance

If you are missing teeth, your face can become sunken, giving you an aged, puckered look. A dental bridge placed at our Ridgewood, NJ, practice can fill out your face, giving you a healthier, more youthful appearance.

Confidence Booster

Having a healthy looking smile thanks to a dental bridge can make it easier for you to feel confident in social and professional situations.

Want a Smile You Can Show Off? Contact Us Today about Dental Bridges

Dental bridges are one of the most effective and popular cosmetic treatments in the dentistry field. Whether you opt for a traditional or implant-supported bridge, our team of extensively trained dental professionals will use the latest digital dental technologies to ensure that your customized bridge looks great, fits well, and functions perfectly. 

So if you are hiding your smile behind your hands or are hesitant to meet new people because of missing teeth, contact our Ridgewood, NJ, practice by using our online form or by calling us today. Our skilled cosmetic dentistry team can help you decide what kind of bridge will work best to make your dreams of a complete, healthy smile a reality.

(201) 383-5181

The Ridgewood Dental Associates dental team
The Ridgewood Dental Associates dental team

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Saul Stein

2020

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From the minute I walked through the door I felt that I was finally in the right place to have the years of neglecting my teeth attended to. I was introduced to the entire staff including both working partners. I felt like royalty and a member of their family. So far I have had two implants, 1 bridge and numerous cleanings. Each visit has been pleasant and everything explained to me is what was actually performed - no surprises. I would recommend RDA to anyone seeking the best in dentistry .

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richard trawinski

2020

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My visit with Dr. Samani D.M.D. and his Assistant, Adriana, went very well! I am having a #14 molar replaced that cracked. Dr Samani is very professional and talented. He and Adriana teamed up to give me stellar care and made sure everything was perfect with the scans and impressions. I told Dr Samani that I just recommended two former co workers to him!

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We Offer Two Kinds of Smile-Restoring Dental Bridges

Traditional Dental Bridges 

  • A traditional bridge consists of one or more artificial teeth called pontics that are anchored in place with dental crowns.
  • The dental crowns are placed over your natural teeth on either side of the pontics. These teeth will need to be altered by your Ridgewood, NJ, dentist so the crowns will fit over them.
  • Compared to implant-supported bridges, traditional bridges are a simpler treatment. A traditional dental bridge may be the only way to replace missing teeth for patients who do not have sufficient bone for dental implants.

Implant-Supported Dental Bridges 

  • For many of our patients, bridges supported by dental implants are the preferred cosmetic dentistry procedure to replace missing teeth. Your bridge will be attached to titanium posts that are surgically embedded into your jaw by one of our skilled dentists. The posts act as artificial tooth roots and can last a lifetime.
  • With implant-supported bridges, natural teeth do not need to be reduced to accommodate crowns, as the dentures are attached directly to the implants. The titanium dental implants can provide a lifetime of superior stability and support. Another benefit is how the implants prevent jawbone shrinkage caused by missing teeth.
  • All aspects of the dental implant and restoration procedures can be performed at our state-of-the-art Ridgewood, NJ, practice. This saves you the hassle of having to make extra appointments with an outside oral surgeon.

An Implant-Supported Dental Bridge

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An implant-supported bridge
With proper brushing and flossing, as well as regular cleanings at our Ridgewood, NJ, practice, your traditional or implant-supported bridge can last up to 15 years. 

More 5-Star Reviews for Our Cosmetic Dentistry

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Hannah K Lim

2021

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I highly recommend going to Ridgewood Dental! They are so friendly, welcoming, and very professional! They are very thorough in making sure your teeth are well taken care of.

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Ray Nebiker

2019

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The best Dental outfit, you could ever want to go to There friendly staff, and Doctors are First class all the way They all make you feel at home Like you are part of there family, right when you walk in , to when you leave

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Am I a Candidate for a Dental Bridge?

If you are missing one or more consecutive teeth, you are probably a candidate for a traditional bridge. Any gum disease or tooth decay will need to be resolved before the restoration is placed, however. Our Ridgewood, NJ, dentists may consider you as a candidate for an implant-supported bridge if you:

Are a non-smoker, as smoking can inhibit healing.

Are not diabetic or have controlled diabetes.

Have sufficient jawbone tissue. A bone graft may be needed if not.

The Traditional Dental Bridge Procedure

To place a traditional bridge that will replace one tooth or a few consecutive missing teeth, your dentist will first prepare your adjacent existing teeth for crowns. This involves reducing the tooth on either side of the gap before taking precise impressions.

 
 

Patients may receive a temporary bridge while they wait for their permanent bridge to be crafted by our trusted partner lab, which can take six days to around two weeks. We can also do a three day rush delivery if requested.

 
 

When your customized bridge is ready, you will come back to our office to have it placed. At this time, your dentist will ensure it fits properly. Next, the restoration will be secured with dental cement. Your dentist can make any necessary adjustments at this time in order to achieve a comfortable and balanced bite.

The Implant-Supported Bridge Procedure

1st Surgery

Implant patients will undergo a minor oral surgery to have the titanium posts inserted into their jaw. Over the next four to six months, the implant and bone will fuse.

2nd Surgery

When this process is complete, you will return to have attachments called abutments placed, which will eventually connect the implants to the bridge.

Bridge Placement

After the gum tissue has healed - usually after about two weeks - you will return to have your permanent bridge attached to your implants.
Drs. Jin Ha Joung, Mark Samani, and Min-Hee Cho.

Ridgewood Dental Associates

At Ridgewood Dental Associates in Bergen County, we pride ourselves on being able to handle virtually all of your needs in a single location. Dr. Jin Ha Joung, Dr. Mark Samani, and Dr. Min-Hee Cho are affiliated with:

  • American College of Prosthodontists
  • American Academy of Periodontology
  • Academy of Osseointegration
  • American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine

For more information about our services, contact our office online or call (201) 982-7850 today.

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