Bridges Specialist

Totowa Dental Center offers custom designed and fitted dental bridges (both fixed and removable) to the residents of Totowa, Passaic County, New Jersey and the surrounding areas.

Bridges Q & A

Totowa Dental Center

What's a dental bridge?

Because the remaining teeth tend to shift into open spaces, it’s important to take care of any missing teeth. If your teeth start to shift for this reason, it can cause pain in the joint of the jaw, referred to as temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). When teeth shift, they can change your bite pattern and the alignment of the remaining teeth. A dental bridge can help solve this problem whether you’re missing one tooth, or multiple teeth. The dental bridge is meant to be a base for the prosthetic tooth to be inserted but the bridge itself may be cemented into place or made to be removable.

How does a bridge work?

As its name implies, a dental bridge will bridge over the area where the tooth, or teeth, are missing. The bridge will act as a support piece for one or more prosthetic teeth. Most often, the bridge will be cemented into place directly between two natural teeth. These are called abutments and they serve to anchor the bridge in place. There are some instances where the bridge can be made removable; this type of bridge is referred to as a partial plate.

What are bridges made of?

Bridges are usually made up of a metal or plastic, depending what each patient needs. The prosthetic tooth, or teeth, will be made of either ceramic, porcelain, or of a composite resin. The teeth on a bridge will be shaped and colored tinted to closely match your natural teeth. Most times you can’t tell the difference. Unlike natural teeth, prosthetic teeth should not undergo whitening. If you plan on having your teeth whitened, whether at home or by a professional, you should have it done before your bridge is made. Book an appointment at Totowa Dental Center to find out which materials offer the best choice for your situation.

How do I care for a dental bridge?

Your dental bridge will require the same care that your natural teeth do. It’s important to continue with your regular routine including flossing once a day, and brushing twice daily. Continue to visit your dentist for regular check-ups, preventive cleaning, and other dental care. During these check-ups, you’ll be able to discuss any questions or concerns you might have about your bridge. The bridge is made to stand up to normal wear and tear. However, there’s a possibility that a bridge can break, so it's important not to use anything hard against your teeth. Don't chew ice or eat hard foods like some candies. This action can break both the bridge and your natural teeth.

Insurance

At Totowa Dental Center, we strive to make every service achievable and affordable for all patients. We only accept PPO plans. Along with our accepted insurance, Totowa Dental Center accepts Care Credit and Lending Club. For more information about our insurance policies or payment methods, please call our office.

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Totowa Dental Center
360 Route 46 East, Suite 3
Totowa, NJ 07512
Phone: 973-241-3579
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973-241-3579

Totowa Dental Center
360 Route 46 East
Suite 3
Totowa, NJ 07512