Skip to main content

Bridges Specialist

Iwona Wysocka, DDS

Cosmetic Dentistry & Family Dentistry located in Bayonne, NJ

Are missing teeth holding you back? If so, consider getting a bridge from Iwona Wysocka, DDS, in Bayonne, New Jersey. Bridges beautify your smile while protecting your existing teeth from shifting and twisting. Find out if dental bridges are right for you by booking an appointment over the phone with Dr. Iwona Wysocka today.

Bridges Q & A

What are bridges?

Tooth bridges are permanent false teeth that bridge the gap between missing teeth and existing teeth.

In addition to replacing missing teeth and improving the look of your smile, bridges:

  • Make it easier to eat 
  • Prevent teeth from unsightly “drifting” which can occur when you are missing one or more teeth
  • Alleviate stress on your bite
  • Maintain the shape of your face

Iwona Wysocka, DDS, secures bridges by cementing them to your bordering teeth or dental implants.

What types of bridges are available?

Dr. Iwona Wysocka offers three main types of bridges:

Traditional bridges

Traditional bridges feature false teeth surrounded by crowns or atop an implant.

Maryland bonded bridges

These bridges use metal or porcelain framework bonded to the back of your supporting teeth to hold false teeth in place.

Cantilever bridges

A cantilever bridge features false teeth supported only on one side by one or more crowns.

Dr. Iwona Wysocka can create bridges from a variety of materials, including:

  • Stainless steel
  • Gold or another alloy
  • Porcelain fused to metal
  • All ceramic
  • Zirconia

The material for which is best for your bridge depends on your needs and the location of the bridge. For example, if you require bridges on your back molars, you might consider metal bridges, which are extremely strong and durable but don’t blend in with your other teeth.

In contrast, if you need a bridge that Dr. Iwona Wysocka can match to your natural tooth color, consider porcelain fused to metal or an all ceramic bridge.

What is involved in a dental bridge procedure?

Typically, you’ll need to visit Iwona Wysocka, DDS, on average of three times to get your bridge placed. 

During the first visit, Dr. Iwona Wysocka takes X-rays so that she can evaluate your teeth. She also uses this time to take note of the color and shape of your natural teeth. Next step is to prep your teeth by filing them down to make space for the bridge. She then takes an impression of your teeth so that a trusted technician can manufacture natural-looking and well-fitting bridges.

During your next visit, Dr. Iwona Wysocka tries on the bridge to see if everything looks good and fits well. Then, she places the bridge and cements it in place.

How long will my dental bridge last?

If you take care of your teeth and observe good oral hygiene, your bridge should last between five and seven years. If you don’t brush and floss regularly, you can develop cavities on those teeth that support your bridge.

Are you ready to learn more about dental bridges? Get started by scheduling an appointment with Iwona Wysocka, DDS, over the phone today.