Crowns & Bridges
Missing teeth tend to have an unfavorable impact on the appearance and functionality of your smile. They can also lead to disturbances in your occlusion (bite), shifting of your remaining teeth, TMD, impaired speech, an increased risk for periodontal disease, and greater risk of tooth decay.
If you are missing teeth, Dr. Kakkar can create a permanent (fixed) bridge to restore your solid smile. A bridge not only fills the gap, but it also prevents repositioning of remaining teeth. It can also correct a crooked bite, improve chewing function and speech articulation, and restore internal structure to your face.
Unlike removable devices such as dentures, a bridge is made up of prosthetic teeth that attach on one or both sides to teeth prepared with dental crowns. These anchor teeth are called abutments. When an abutment is unavailable, a surgically implanted metal post, known as a dental implant, may offer a solid alternative.
Caring for Your Fixed Bridge
With proper care, a bridge may last at least 8 to 10 years. You need to clean your bridge every day, to prevent problems such as bad breath, decay and gum disease. You also have to clean under the false tooth every day. You will be shown how to use a floss threader or a special floss, besides brushing.
Experience dentistry at its finest. Dr. Kakkar and our team deliver the contemporary solutions and superior care our patients deserve. Call our Hackettstown, NJ dental office today to make an appointment. We serve Hackettstown, Long Valley, Flanders, Blairstown, Budd Lake, Chester, Belvidere, Washington township, Washington, Randolph, Newton, Succasuna-Kenvil, Mansfield township, Sparta, Clinton Township, Phillipsburg, Easton, Stroudsburg and the surrounding communities. Our office is conveniently located where Warren, Morris and Sussex Counties meet.