If you have a damaged tooth or you’re missing a tooth, the doctors at Goldstein Garber & Salama are here to help. With our expertise and in-house dental lab, we can build a custom crown or bridge to restore your smile quickly, and ensure you can smile brightly once again. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.
Dental bridges use two crowns to support a false tooth (pontic) that rests in the gap where you’ve lost a tooth. They are a less expensive and less invasive alternative to dental implants, and they will never shift or move when you eat or speak, unlike partial dentures. If you’re missing one or more teeth and are looking for alternatives to implants and partial dentures, bridges may be right for you.
First, you’ll schedule a consultation at Goldstein Garber & Salama to discuss your options for replacing your missing tooth, and your dentist will perform an oral exam and help you decide if a bridge is right for you.
At your next appointment, your dentist will trim the teeth next to your missing tooth to make room for the bridge. Then, they will take impressions of your teeth, and send them to our in-house dental lab so that your bridge can be made. You’ll be sent home with a temporary bridge or temporary crowns to protect your trimmed teeth.
Once your bridge has been built at Goldstein Garber & Salama, you’ll come in for your final appointment. Your dentist will check the fit of the bridge, then bond it into place permanently with dental cement.
We offer a variety of sedation options for our patients, including laughing gas sedation, oral conscious sedation, IV sedation, and even general anesthesia. If you are nervous about an upcoming procedure for a bridge or dental crown at Goldstein Garber & Salama, ask your doctor about your options for sedation during your treatment.