When you’re missing teeth, you may experience a number of related consequences, from social embarrassment to poor digestion because you don’t chew your food properly. Missing teeth often lead to many physical and emotional problems that you never considered. There’s really no need to suffer any of these side effects when you can visit a boutique dental practice in nearby Downtown Manhattan. Dr. Alex Shalman is an expert at restorative procedures like bridges and crowns. To live your best life and for a wide range of missing teeth repair options, call Dr. Shalman’s dental practice today.
A dental bridge is a fixed prosthetic device cemented between existing teeth to cover a space caused by a missing single tooth or several missing teeth. This device bridges the gap between two healthy teeth or stable dental implants, called abutments. A dental bridge restores your smile and keeps your existing teeth from shifting into the gap.
I absolutely love going to Shalman Dentistry because it’s such a comfortable experience. My teeth are very, very sensitive and Dr. Shalman and his team do everything necessary to make me feel relaxed. The intimacy of this beautiful office, with it’s awesome music and friendly staff makes my dental visits feel like I’m amongst friends. I had some wisdom teeth removed over the summer, which I was very nervous about (I had been putting it off for almost a decade!) I was taken care of with the utmost attention and consideration. The procedure and healing process afterwards was a breeze thanks to this team! Much gratitude. Highly, highly recommended for all your dental needs.Sophie Bolvary
Dental crowns on both sides support the bridge, securing it in place. A dental bridge includes one or more false teeth, called pontics, held in place by the abutments on either side. Porcelain is the most commonly used material for making a pontic, although some metals, such as gold, are also used.
While a bridge improves your smile by replacing missing teeth, it also has functional aspects. Replacing missing teeth allow you to chew properly abutments, for example. Dr. Alex Shalman is an expert at creating bridges and crowns as part of a smile makeover. His Lower Manhattan boutique family practice offers a wealth of services in both general and cosmetic dentistry. At his state-of-the-art facility, Dr. Shalman, who also teaches at the NYU College of Dentistry, provides individualized care, using the latest dentistry techniques to perform a range of cosmetic and functional dental techniques, including:
When you lose teeth due to decay or injury, a number of your bodily systems are interrupted. A bridge replaces those teeth and restores your health and appearance. Dr. Shalman may recommend a dental bridge to achieve a number of benefits, such as:
There are many reasons you can lose your teeth, from a sports injury or car accident to untreated cavities or advanced gum disease. Missing teeth make the dental bridge a transformational dental procedure. Dr. Shalman evaluates the cause of the tooth loss and treats it first before starting your dental bridge procedure.
After evaluating your gums and teeth, Dr. Shalman reviews your medical history. If a dental bridge remains a viable option for you, he recommends one of the following types of dental bridges:
A dental implant is a post that’s inserted into your jaw, capped by a crown, to anchor a pontic. The post of an implant replaces the tooth root. Usually made out of titanium metal, the implant post is anchored permanently into your jaw bone, where it fuses with the bone over time. After the fusing process, a permanent crown is screwed onto the implant post to create a permanent replacement tooth that can anchor a dental bridge.
When you have a missing tooth or multiple missing teeth, Dr, Shalman may offer you the choice of a dental bridge vs implant. He provides his own recommendation, based on the pros and cons, such as:
Which is the best dental procedure for a missing tooth? How long does a dental bridge last? NYC dentist Alex Shalman answers these questions for you. Both replace missing teeth, but they’re best for different candidates. Discuss the two options during your initial consultation.
A missing tooth or teeth creates physical and emotional issues, so get a bridge as soon as possible after losing any teeth. If you’re in Lower Manhattan, the West Village, East Village, Chelsea or anywhere near Downtown NYC, you now have a solution to this debilitating dental problem. Don’t wait longer than necessary.
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