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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 Proud to Smile Dentistry 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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you provide the best dental care in NJ! Thank you!
susan palmer
susan palmer
14:10 04 Sep 22
Patti and her team always provide first class service. The team is outstanding as is their work. Service is amazing. Staff is awesome, amazing and nice. Best dental location I have been to. Very professionals. In summary, Patti and team really provide the best dental experience I have had with any dentist cabinets over the years. Simply put fantastic! Very professional! My wife and I are always so relaxed and calm through it all for their work as well as the important safety measures they have taken to mitigate any risk associated with the current environment. A big thanks to Patti and the team for their professionalism, dedication to their work and safety.
Santino Basile
Santino Basile
15:01 03 Sep 22
Excellent … I had a concern and was immediately fit into the weeks schedule. From Francesca at the front desk to Nannette and Paul who are the dental assistants they were kind and calmingAs for Dr Lamb she was able to address my concern and figure out a treatment the same day. She took the time to listen . As for the procedure she was gentle and the procedure went smoothly.I would absolutely recommend the practice
stacey bauer
stacey bauer
22:24 25 Aug 22
A warm and welcoming office . Very professional with the latest technology and knowledge. Always a pleasure.
Diane Quinn
Diane Quinn
22:11 23 Aug 22
Always so professional and friendly- thank you, Dr. Patti & staff!
beth lebel
beth lebel
21:41 12 Aug 22
Dr. Patti is the best. All of them, they are so kind
Maria Isabel Fernandez Suelto
Maria Isabel Fernandez Suelto
22:06 10 Aug 22
Dr Patti and her staff are always so warm and welcoming. Love Dr Patti 's detailed, functional approach to orthodontics. After working with many other orthodontists, I can say that her respectful, kind, practical manner and her obvious love and enthusiasm for her profession really stands out.
Dr Serena H. Chen
Dr Serena H. Chen
00:14 14 Jul 22
Everyone was on time, professional, extremely competent and friendly. I would very highly recommend Aesthetic Dentistry of Bernardsville.
CA Martorana
CA Martorana
11:11 13 Jul 22
The new state of the art office is beautiful and the staff were so kind and efficient. I waited in my car until the time of my appointment and they called me to come in.
Jennifer Lamb-Principato
Jennifer Lamb-Principato
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