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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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As always, the staff was warm and welcoming and Dr. Patti listened thoughtfully to all of my concerns and was able to address right on the spot!! She does BEAUTIFUL work!!
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Janine Rose
13:03 10 Nov 22
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Eddie Comanche
11:27 10 Nov 22
After a thorough, painfree cleaning by the dental hygienist (Karima), Dr. Patti repaired a molar for me. The injection and filling were painless and she explained everything throughout the process. The entire staff is professional and friendly. Best ever dental experience for someone with dental anxiety.The office very recently underwent renovation and it’s gorgeous.
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Doris White
02:07 10 Nov 22
A warm and welcoming office . Very professional with the latest technology and knowledge. Always a pleasure.
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Diane Quinn
23:45 08 Nov 22
The best cleaning I ever had! Very friendly, professional, and courteous. I would highly recommend to anyone!!!
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The Rods
23:06 19 Oct 22
As someone with a large fear of dentists there is a reason I’ve been coming here for over a decade. The greatest staff, the cleanest and nicest environment, I could go on forever! Just go 🙂
Ashlyn Nicole
Ashlyn Nicole
22:26 19 Oct 22
I always love going to see Dr. Patty and her team. I even met an intern, Paul who is looking to attend Dental School. What a great job giving this young man experience.
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Lisa Florio
19:58 13 Oct 22
Dr. Patti and her staff are the best. She is very skillful and knowledgeable. She spends time to explain what needs to be done and to answer all questions. She is also a perfectionist who will take as much time as is needed to get the best results for her patients. Her office is state of the art and the staff is also knowledgeable and courteous.
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Malinee Sastrasinh
22:59 29 Sep 22
you provide the best dental care in NJ! Thank you!
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