Stanley Harris, DDS, PC
Dentist located in Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn, NY
Stanley Harris, DDS has the tools and expertise necessary to offer beautiful and functional dental bridges for patients in Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn, NY and the surrounding New York City area. Dr. Harris takes the time to match the color, shape and size of the bridge for maximum aesthetic appeal.
Dental Bridges Q & A
What are Dental Bridges?
A dental bridge replaces missing teeth to bridge the gap between the remaining teeth. Most bridges are fixed prosthetic devices – the dentist cements the bridge in place and only a dentist can remove it. A dental laboratory can make a bridge from porcelain, gold, alloys, or a combination of these materials.
Why Get a Dental Bridge?
A dental bridge can restore function and aesthetic beauty to a smile. Missing teeth interferes with the way a person bites, chews and talks. Having one or more missing teeth can also be embarrassing, especially when front teeth are missing.
What is the Procedure for Getting a Dental Bridge?
A dental bridge requires at least two visits. Before a patient receives a dental bridge, a dentist must reduce the size of the two teeth that will serve as the anchors for the dental bridge so that the appliance will fit snugly over them. The dentist does this on the first visit by removing a small amount of enamel from the teeth. Next, the dentist makes an impression of the teeth, which will serve as the model a dental laboratory will use to make the bridge. The dentist will then make a temporary bridge to protect the patient’s teeth while the laboratory makes the bridge.
The dentist removes this temporary bridge on the second visit, replacing it with the permanent prosthetic. The dentist checks and adjusts the position of the new bridge before cementing the new bridge in place. In many cases, the dentist will apply a temporary cement to secure the new bridge for a couple of weeks to allow an opportunity to adjust the bridge later, before cementing it in place forever. Bridges are strong and durable, providing function and beauty for a lifetime.
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Words from our patients
"My experience with Dr. Harris was amazing. It's great to go to a dentist who is friendly, courteous and gentle."
"The office is comfortable, clean and lovely, the receptionist is nice and Dr. Harris is great. He's very friendly and gentle, talking you through the process."
"Dr. Harris made me feel at ease the moment I entered his office. He developed a great treatment plan, with my input; I felt advised and included in the entire process."
My appointment with Dr. Stanley Harris was far beyond what I could have imagined. Dr. Harris is very inviting, personable, and knowledgable."