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Dental Bridges

Bridging the Missing Links: Dental Bridges for a Confident Smile

Are you tired of seeing gaps in your smile? Is tooth loss causing your oral health to suffer?

Dental bridges are a great way to fill the gaps and give you a healthy, natural-looking smile.

Let Drs. Carmen Every-Degel and Clifford Degel in Queens, NY, give you the smile of your dreams through dental bridges.

What Are Dental Bridges?

Our practice offers Prettau® zirconia dental restorations, which are made of safe, biocompatible materials. They have a smooth exterior, which prevents abrasion to the surrounding teeth and gum tissue. Our technicians can seamlessly integrate Prettau® zirconia dental crowns into your smile, using custom coloring techniques.

What Are the Benefits of Dental Bridges?

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Giving you a confident smile isn’t the only thing dental bridges can accomplish. Dental bridges can also:

Realign Your Bite

Dental bridges can correct your bite, preventing damage to your jawbone and strengthening your ability to chew.

Correct Speech Problems

Missing teeth can cause difficulty speaking. Dental bridges allow you to speak clearly and effectively.

Help Maintain Oral Health

Dental bridges can minimize the chance of tooth decay, periodontal disease, and bone loss.

Prevent Tooth Movement

Filling tooth gaps will prevent your surrounding teeth from shifting, which helps prevent TMJ disorders (TMD).

Give Facial Structure Support

Filling in the gaps left by missing teeth allows your cheeks and lips to fall into place as they would with your natural teeth.

Provide Enhanced Comfort

Missing teeth can be frustrating and uncomfortable. Bridges look and function like your natural teeth, allowing you to eat, speak, and smile like you used to.

Offer Long-Lasting Results

With proper aftercare and regular checkups with your dentist, your bridges can last more than 10 years.

Types of Dental Bridges

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Traditional Dental Bridges

Traditional dental bridges consist of a prosthetic tooth bookended by dental crowns, which cover the two abutment teeth on either side of a tooth gap. The false tooth (pontic) is inserted into the gap, with the teeth adjacent to the gap carefully prepped to be capped by the crowns. The pontic is made of either ceramic, porcelain, or Pretteau® Zirconia. This pontic tooth may be fused to metal in order to create the traditional dental bridge.

Pretteau Zirconia Bridges

Built to last, Pretteau Zirconia bridges are highly durable and stain-resistant. It is the strongest material used to make a dental restoration. Unlike traditional materials like ceramic or porcelain, Pretteau Zirconia will not wear, crack, chip, stain, absorb odors, or harbor bacteria. The material has a smooth finish and mimics the feel of natural teeth for the wearer. Supported by implants, this durable bridge material can last decades with the right care.

Implant-Supported Bridges

Depending on the number of teeth you are missing and the health of your abutment teeth, your dentist may recommend that your dental bridge be supported by dental implants. Dental implants are titanium posts that are anchored into the jawbone to mimic tooth roots. This process is more invasive as it does require oral surgery to place the dental implants. After healing from surgery, dental crowns with a pontic tooth are secured to the implants.

Benefits of Implant-Supported Bridges

Dental implants are considered the strongest and one of the most stable ways to secure your dental bridge. Implants are also a permanent fixture in your mouth, so with proper care, your dental implants will last a lifetime. Your bridges should only have to be replaced every 10-15 years.

 

What To Expect

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We can complete every step of the implant process at our practice.

If dental bridges are right for you, two separate appointments with our dentists will be required for the procedure. Your first appointment will consist of preparation of your abutment teeth, sculpting your surrounding teeth, and being fitted with your temporary bridge.

Preparation

Your dentist will prep the teeth on both sides of the gap where the false tooth will be inserted. The area will be numbed using a mild anesthetic for optimum comfort.

Sculpting

Your dentist will sculpt down the surrounding teeth so the new dental bridge can fit into place.

Impression

Your dentist will take an impression of your teeth so the dental laboratory can create your customized pontics and crowns. Then you will be fitted with a temporary dental bridge to protect your teeth and gums.

 

Second Appointment

Your temporary dental bridge will be removed and the new, permanent bridge will be put into position. We will make sure the dental bridge fits comfortably and works well for your bite before bonding it to your teeth.

Aftercare

It is crucial to prioritize your oral health as the longevity and stability of your dental bridge depends on your surrounding teeth. Proper dental care like brushing, flossing, and routine dental exams will help prevent cavities, tooth decay, and tooth loss.

Cost of Dental Bridges

Just as everyone’s smiles are unique, so is the cost of your bridge. The cost greatly depends on how many teeth you are replacing and what type of bridge you choose. Everyone at our Queens dental office believes patients should have a smile they’re proud of, no matter the cost. That’s why we offer low monthly payment plans and financing options like CareCredit®, Wells Fargo, and Lending Club.

Astoria Dental Group can get you the dental care you need. If you live in Astoria, Long Island City, or anywhere in NYC, reach out to our office to see how we can work with your budget.

Fixed Bridges vs. Dentures

The first step in deciding which tooth replacement option is right for you is to talk to your dentist. There are pros and cons to both options, but certain factors will depend on which tooth replacement treatment is best for you.

Fixed Bridges

Fixed bridges are a great option for people who have just a few missing teeth and whose surrounding teeth are strong enough to support the permanent structure. They are extremely sturdy and allow the wearer to chew food as they would with their natural teeth.

Dentures

Dentures are a great option for people who are missing multiple teeth (especially in different areas of the mouth), or for people whose remaining teeth are not sturdy enough to support a dental bridge. Since dentures are removable, they are not as sturdy as a fixed bridge, but they are easy to clean.

Dental Bridge Replacement Testimonial

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Astoria Dental Group offers exceptional service and the latest treatments in dentistry. Our dentists proudly serve patients from Long Island City, Woodside, Sunnyside, and all of NYC.

Meet Our Highly Trained Doctors

Our cosmetic dentists Drs. Clifford Degel and Carmen Every-Degel provide world-class dental care in a caring and friendly environment. Residents in Queens, Long Island, and throughout NYC trust them to create beautiful, healthy smiles.

Clifford Degel, DDS

With over 35 years of experience helping patients maintain, restore, and revitalize their smiles, Dr. Clifford Degel is considered a top dentist in Queens. Dr. Degel is known for exquisite cosmetic and restorative dentistry work at his state-of the-art, full service practice, Astoria Dental Group.

Carmen Every-Degel, DDS

Recognized as a top Invisalign® dentist, Dr. Every-Degel provides dramatic transformations with the discreet, convenient system, along with various cosmetic treatments such as smile makeovers and other procedures designed to deliver a brighter, more brilliant smile.

Our Astoria Patients Know

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john marsh
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May 20, 2024
Excellent care and very friendly staff! Excellent dentist!!
Tom K
5/5
May 3, 2024
Dr Degel and his entire staff provide the most enjoyable dental experience from the moment you walk in the door to your last rinse. I highly recommend The Smile Dr.
Hector Beltran
5/5
April 29, 2024
Truly an awesome experience! It’s been 28 years, and I’ll continue to come here for a good reason. They care about me, my health and more importantly my pocket. I strongly recommend them! ❤️
Veronica Delgado
5/5
February 25, 2024
Throughout my life, my dental journey has been difficult, painful, and has caused me a lot of anxiety. I am very happy to have found Astoria Dental Group – everyone has been so kind and have taken the time to explain everything to me thoroughly and make sure I am comfortable. Dr. Degel is absolutely wonderful. I know I’m putting my teeth in the right hands and I will soon have my dream smile!
Ahmed Allam
5/5
December 9, 2023
Astoria’s finest! The team here is exceptional – a warm and welcoming staff coupled with highly professional dentists, a husband-and-wife duo who each dedicate three days a week. Their flexibility in scheduling and acceptance of various insurances make it hassle-free. I’ve been a loyal client for years, personally attended to by Dr. Carmen. She’s not only super nice but also patiently listens, possesses extensive knowledge, and most importantly, operates with utmost integrity – you can trust them without a doubt.
James Venuti
5/5
September 15, 2023
Nice office, very fast and professional, great Doctors and the gentle hygienists are wonderful!
Shelly Valherzrosa
5/5
August 12, 2023
I’m in pain but I love how they doing me thank u so much the best dentist thank u
Michael Belasco
5/5
June 9, 2023
After much research for a “good” dentist in Manhattan, I found Astoria dental group, been a loyal patient for years their expertise & state of the art approach friendly, competent staff, I would highly recommend.

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