What is a bridge?

A bridge is one of the restorations we offer at Westchester Family Dentistry to replace one or more missing teeth. If you have lost a single tooth or a couple of teeth in a row, our dentists may recommend a bridge to restore your smile. The dental bridge replaces the missing tooth and returns your smile to good health, function, and appearance. Each bridge is made up of two dental crowns and one or more artificial replacement teeth. Drs. Stan and Amy Shih place the crowns on the natural teeth or dental implants adjacent to the gap left by the missing tooth. These crowns anchor the artificial tooth (called a pontic) in place and ensure that your restoration is stable.

Do I need a bridge?

If have you experienced the loss of one or more teeth, a dental bridge in Yonkers, New York, may be the solution your smile needs. A bridge can improve your smile by:

  • Relieving stress on the bite
  • Improving your ability to speak, chew, and eat as usual
  • Preventing the remaining teeth from moving out of position
  • Enhancing the overall beauty of your smile
  • Replacing a removable partial denture

We welcome you to contact our dental office today to learn more about dental bridges and our other options for restoring your smile.