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Dental Bridges - Massapequa Park, NY • Long Island


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Dental bridges are one of the most tried and trusted treatments in all of dentistry, and with them, Dr. Mohr can make even the most compromised smile look like new again. Every single prosthetic he provides for our patients is completely custom-designed using the strongest and most natural-looking materials. If you could benefit from a bridge, Dr. Mohr will not only give you your smile’s strength back, but its beauty as well.



What is a Dental Bridge?

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A dental bridge offers one of the simplest and most effective ways to replace a missing tooth or a few in a row. It works by positioning two dental crowns on either side of the gap in your smile and attaching them to additional prosthetic teeth to close the space. Bridges not only help improve the appearance of the smile, but they also even out the bite and prevent the other teeth from shifting out of place (which happens often after tooth loss).

Types of Dental Bridges 

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Dr. Mohr offers different types of bridges that can suit the unique needs and wants of each patient. While any bridge you receive from him will be high quality and designed just for you, the biggest differentiating factor will be whether or not it is supported by dental implants. Which kind is right for you? Let’s see how they compare:

Traditional Dental Bridge

When a patient has one to three consecutive missing teeth, the bridge itself is supported by dental crowns placed on the remaining teeth on either side of the gap. These will be attached to prosthetic teeth, or pontics, that literally bridge the space.  

Implant Bridge

Instead of the new teeth relying on natural teeth and crowns to remain in place, implant bridges work by placing one or two dental implants on either side of the gap and then topping them with crowns. These are then bonded to the prosthetic teeth. Implant bridges tend to be more stable than traditional ones and also allow Dr. Mohr to preserve more of a patient’s enamel during placement.

The Benefits of Getting a Dental Bridge

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Dental bridges offer several benefits, including improving speech, chewing, as well as a patient’s confidence in their appearance. They help maintain the shape and structure of the face, as missing teeth can cause the skin to wrinkle and appear sunken in. They can also prevent further dental problems that can arise from missing teeth, such as gum disease and tooth decay. Additionally, our dental bridges are made to match the color and shape of the surrounding teeth, resulting in a natural-looking smile.


Dental bridges solve problems and restore healthy teeth and function for even the most flawed smiles. If you are living with severely decayed teeth or are missing one or even several teeth, Dr. Mohr can give you a smile you’re proud to show off just like he has for so many others. Take a look at the dramatic before and afters below, and when you're ready to discuss your options, call our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Mohr.

Dental Bridge FAQs

How long does it take to get a dental bridge?

The process of getting a dental bridge usually requires a patient to attend at least two appointments. The first one involves a consultation and exam to determine how the patient wants to replace their missing teeth, and if they choose to get a bridge, an impression of their mouth will be made. This will be sent to Dr. Mohr’s dental lab to design and make the bridge. About a week or two later, the patient will return to have their new bridge fitted.

If dental implants are involved, however, the patient will need to undergo surgery and heal before their bridge can be attached, adding months to the process. While this approach certainly takes longer, it results in a much stronger and longer-lasting prosthetic.

Can I just leave the gap instead of getting a dental bridge?

It’s best to have any missing teeth replaced as soon as possible, because on top of the aesthetic concerns and making it harder to chew, a space in your smile can lead to the neighboring teeth drifting into it. This can create new crookedness and gaps as well as throw off the alignment of the bite, potentially causing jaw pain. So while you can leave a gap alone, it certainly isn’t advisable from both a cosmetic and health perspective!

Will my diet change with a dental bridge?

Yes, but it will be for the better! People who have been missing teeth for a long time tend to gravitate toward eating softer, highly processed foods that are easy to chew. Unfortunately, these are often high in calories and don’t help someone feel full, leading to overeating. With a bridge, you’ll be able to have whatever you like, including nutritious and satiating lean meats alongside fruits and vegetables that can be almost impossible to eat without a full set of teeth.

Will dental insurance help me pay for a dental bridge?

Most dental insurance plans can be used to help pay for a dental bridge. The coverage will vary from plan to plan and be influenced by whether or not the bridge is paired with dental implants. We can go over your coverage with you to make sure you know what to expect when it comes time to pay for your treatment. We’ll make sure there are no unpleasant surprises!

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