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Dental Bridges in Bernardsville

Bernardsville Dentist Serving Morristown, Basking Ridge, Mendham, Chester, and Far Hills, NJ

Missing multiple teeth can be more than just embarrassing. It can also have adverse affects on your oral health. Your other teeth can start to shift, which can change your bite, lead to trouble speaking and talking, and even result in temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD). By leaving the space void, your chances for tooth decay and periodontitis are also increased.

Dental bridges are one option for filling the empty space. The dental bridge procedure uses a false tooth (called a pontic) and fuses it between two dental crowns to “bridge” the empty space. This will prevent your other teeth from shifting and compromising your oral health.

There are several types of permanent or fixed bridges, such as:

  • Conventional
  • Cantilever
  • Resin-bonded

Cantilever

Cantilever bridges are used when you have natural teeth on only one side of the gap. The false tooth must be anchored to one side over one or more of your natural, adjacent teeth. Areas of your mouth that are under less stress, like your front teeth, can handle a cantilever bridge.

With conventional and cantilever bridges, your adjacent teeth will be shaved down in order to place a dental crown, which attaches to the bridge.

Resin-Bonded

A resin-bonded bridge is used primarily for your front teeth. This bridge is the least expensive option and is best used when the adjacent teeth are healthy and do not contain large fillings. The false tooth is fused to metal bands that are bonded to the adjacent teeth with a subtle resin. A resin-bonded bridge requires less preparation of your natural teeth.

Your Commitment to Oral Hygiene

While dental bridges can help correct bite problems, reduce your risk of gum disease, and allow you to speak and eat properly, you must maintain good oral hygiene if you decide a bridge is right for you. If you brush and floss regularly and make sure to schedule routine dental visits, your bridge could last for 10 years or more.

If you are missing teeth, do not suffer another minute: Call (908) 888-9858 or contact Aesthetic Dentistry of Bernardsville online today. Dr. Patti Swaintek-Lamb has the training necessary to restore a healthy smile and help you regain your self-confidence. Your oral health is important, and we take that very seriously. Our dentist serves patients from Bernardsville, Morristown, Basking Ridge, Mendham, Chester, Far Hills, and nearby areas in New Jersey.

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I have been going to Dr. Patti since I was young and she is incredible. I still travel in from NYC to visit her and the team every six months. I cant speak more highly of the team’s talent as well as the comfort I feel in their office. Would recommend their practice to anyone and everyone.
Brooke Macy
Brooke Macy
23:10 01 Jun 22
Exceptional Dentist, amazing staff!!
Cardspunk M
Cardspunk M
23:27 25 May 22
I cannot speak highly enough of my experience at Aesthetic Dentistry of Bernardsville and Patti Swaintek-Lamb, DMD along with her tremendous staff. I have been to dozens of dentists over the years and hands down this has been my best experience and I loved my last dentist before I moved away. They are a wonderful combination of professional and caring. Great kindness and respect is shown to their patients. It is very welcoming environment. For those who dread the dental visit I recommend this office that works to create a calming and supportive atmosphere. The dental work/care was excellent from beginning to end and I look forward to my next visit.
Lynda Spencer
Lynda Spencer
22:31 21 Apr 22
I immediately get comfortable. Change is not always easy but the transition to Dr. Patti’s office was seamless, it’s as if they knew me already. The skill and knowledge of all is evident throughout the practice, as well as pride for their profession. I look forward to staying on as a patient for a long time! Thank you
Christina Klausner
Christina Klausner
10:52 30 Mar 22
Dr. Patti Swaintek-Lamb is an excellent dentist, professional and always listens to what is important to YOU. She has the time, expertise and personal touch while caring deeply about your desires and comfort. My husband, myself and 3 children have been using Dr. Patti for over 15 years and recommend her in the highest regard.
Dana Macy
Dana Macy
15:10 24 Mar 22
Dr Patti and her staff create a caring, professional atmosphere. They take adequate time to make repairs needed and fill cavities as painlessly as possible. Nancy Lee McLure
Frank Siwiec
Frank Siwiec
14:08 24 Mar 22
My two sons, 8 and 10, are both receiving orthodontic treatment from Dr. Patti and I’ve been so happy with their progress. She is very thoughtful and thorough with her plans to give them both a healthier smile.
Francesca Calogero
Francesca Calogero
15:33 16 Mar 22
Dr. Patty what can I say..I will not go to another dentist EVER. Dr. Patty and the staff get 10 BIG stars for the never ending patience they had with me over the years. Thankyou 🙂
Marilyn Zakaluzny
Marilyn Zakaluzny
13:14 23 Feb 22
Dr. Patti and her incredible staff perfectly mix professionalism and brilliance with an ability to make patients feel right at home. I have been a patient for almost 10 years and I couldn't imagine going anywhere else. From teeth cleanings to more invasive procedures, Dr. Patti's team is unmatched. Lately I have been treating for my sleep apnea. I can say without exaggeration that the device Dr. Patti prescribed and developed for me changed my life. I went from fitful nights of frequently-interrupted sleep all while snoring like a jackal, to sleeping through the night without making a sound. My wife may be happier at this development than I am. In short, whatever your dental/sleep needs, look no further than Aesthetic Dentistry.
Anthony Martine
Anthony Martine
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