We all need to be concerned with maintaining a healthy smile but there are times when some cosmetic improvement is the healthiest choice and helps us begin the day with a much deserved boost of confidence. Our Ramapo local dentist, Baruch B. Lifshitz, DDS, is dedicated to not only keeping our patients teeth healthy but also the best looking they can be. Dr. Lifshitz uses state-of-the-art equipment to give you the brighter smile you want and, when necessary, can provide you with dental bridges that are not only natural looking but functional as well.
Our Ramapo local dentist sees many patients with teeth that are missing and whatever the cause, Dr. Lifshitz knows this can be devastating. Dealing with your needs in a professional, compassionate manner, our well-educated staff listens to your needs and goals and suggest the best treatment options for you. When missing teeth makes it difficult to chew, a dental bridge could very well be the answer. A fixed bridge is a non-removable appliance that Dr. Lifshitz uses to replace single or multiple missing teeth. The empty space is filled with porcelain crowns (artificial teeth), that are connected to the teeth on both sides of the space. Usually requiring two to three dental visits, porcelain bridges are very durable and will last many years. If the shape of your face has been changed due to missing teeth, a porcelain bridge not only restores the shape of your face but can alleviate any stress or embarrassment caused by the missing teeth. A missing tooth can also be the start of other dental issues, including loss of more teeth and the shifting of adjacent teeth. These issues may cause an imbalanced bite and difficulty chewing.
Bridges are often called a “fixed bridge” or “fixed partial denture.” Fixed, because unlike a traditional denture, they cannot be removed. A traditional bridge is made with a combination of a false tooth, or teeth, edged on each side by crowns. Our Ramapo local dentist cements the crowns over your healthy teeth on each side of the missing space, and the false tooth, or teeth, bridge the gap in between. Dr. Lifshitz makes sure to explain each aspect of your treatment with you so you know exactly what to expect, and how we can give you back your beautiful smile.