Dental bridge fitting onto dental implants

Dental Bridges

Tooth loss not only interferes with your ability to chew and speak, but can also leave your smile looking lackluster.

If you are missing one or more teeth, Dr. Ariel Stein places both traditional and implant-supported dental bridges to close the gap

Find out what our team at Fleetwood Dental in Mount Vernon, NY, can offer you...

Dental bridge fitting onto dental implants

Benefits of Dental Bridges

Improved Oral Health

Left untreated, tooth loss can lead to shifting and bite problems. Bridges restore oral health and reduce the risk of future problems.

Better Function

Chewing is difficult for individuals who are missing one or more teeth. A bridge reestablishes proper function so you can eat with comfort.

Enhanced Aesthetics

The advanced dental materials used to create bridges are incredibly lifelike and mimic natural enamel so that your results blend in with your smile

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Placing a Traditional Bridge Is Easy

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Types of Dental Bridges

Whether you are missing a single tooth or several teeth, our Mount Vernon, NY, team can help find a solution for you. Here are a few of the most common types of dental bridges placed at our New York practice:


Traditional bridges consist of two crowns and pontics (artificial teeth). The natural teeth on either side of the gap are altered so they can support the dental bridge. When in place, bridges fill in the space left behind by your tooth to complete your smile. Bridges can be crafted from a variety of materials, including metal and ceramic.

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Dental Implant-Supported

Patients who do not want to alter or remove any natural tooth structure may want to consider an implant bridge. Instead of being bonded to natural teeth, the pontic is attached to dental implants, which are small titanium posts inserted into the jaw during an oral surgery appointment.

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Dental Bridge Treatment Timeline

Your specific timeline can vary depending on several factors, including which type of bridge you have placed. Here are some general steps to expect during treatment.


First, your dentist administers local anesthesia to numb the tooth and gums. Sedation options are also available to help you relax. These can be discussed in detail during a consultation.

Preparing the Teeth

Next, small amounts of enamel are removed from the natural teeth. This prepares a solid foundation for your new restoration. Your teeth will serve as abutments for your bridge.

Dental Impressions

After the teeth have been prepared, your dentist takes impressions. These dental molds or digital images are then sent to a dental lab for the fabrication of your bridge.

Temporary Bridge

While you wait for the lab to complete your final dental bridge, your dentist places a temporary restoration (usually made from resin or acrylic) to protect your smile in the meantime. 

Placement of Final Dental Bridge

Once your final dental bridge has been crafted, you will be scheduled for a second appointment at our New York practice. Your dentist uses cement to bond the restoration into place.
Patients who opt for implant restorations will need to have implants placed in their jaw during a surgical visit. Typically, at least three months of healing are required after implant placement.
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Fleetwood Dental

Dr. Stein has been practicing for over 28 years and been in Fleetwood for 19 years. His prestigious affiliations include:

  • Academy of General Dentistry

To book your consultation, reach out to us online or give us a call at (914) 668-1748.

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"My family loves Dr. Stein and his staff. They are always considerate, and most importantly, efficient. Dr. Stein is one of the kindest people we have ever met and certainly the best dentist any of us have ever had. That includes 3 generations of us!" Linda C.

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