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Dental Bridges

Losing a tooth or failing to fill a gap after an extraction can substantially impact your dental health.

At Livonia Smiles in Lakeville, NY, we offer several different high-quality dental bridge options.

Don't go through life hiding your smile. Read on to discover how a dental bridge can improve your confidence.

What Is a Dental Bridge?

A dental bridge is a type of custom restoration that can replace one missing tooth or several missing teeth in a row. Dental bridges can repair gaps in your smile by relying on support from dental crowns or dental implants. Typically made from materials like porcelain, a dental bridge is created to match the color of your teeth and look completely natural. 

Whether you have a missing tooth or several missing teeth, Drs. Brian Hirschfield and Brenda Flores Sousa provide all of our Lakeville, NY, patients with optimal dental care through a holistic, health-oriented approach.

At Lakeview Dental, our doctors use high-quality materials, like zirconia, to craft our bridges. We also use a local U.S. dental lab to ensure each and every restoration is held to the very highest standards.

"Love this place!" Hear from Our Patients

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Hollis Gorton

2020

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No one likes dental work done, but you guys go the extra mile. The staff are friendly and helpful and the dentist is one the nicest and caring I have ever had. I wish I had gone the him years ago.

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Char Everett

2020

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Love this place! We have been going here for 25 years and have always been pleased with their service. Very friendly and efficient!

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Dr. Hirschfield has practiced as a general dentist for over 30 years and studied implant dentistry at the world-famous Misch International Implant Institute. Working alongside Dr. Sousa, Dr. Hirschfield and our entire team pride ourselves on being a trusted dentistry practice.

If you suffer from one or several missing teeth, it is important to repair your smile. Contact us online today to schedule an appointment. Learn for yourself how we treat every patient as an individual by delivering a high level of care and never rushing through treatment.

Incredible Results Treating Patients Just Like You

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Case 1 after Full Mouth Reconstruction
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This patient was unhappy with small, irregularly shaped teeth and a lack of symmetry. We used a combination of dental procedures to improve his smile and confidence.

"Love this practice!" More 5-Star Reviews

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Joe Galante

2020

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Dr Brenda and her assistant were wonderful. The staff in the front office are very accommodating and friendly. Doctors and staff make the experience very favorable. A super friendly atmosphere. They know teeth. They make it look easy.

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Kathy Walsh

2019

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Love this practice! As a patient for close to 40 years, they never disappoint me or are too busy to help in an emergency dental visit. Dr Hirschfield's work is superb. A former resident of the area, I now travel from Pittsford for my dental visits.

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A Closer Look at the Procedure 

Assessment

The first step for a fixed bridge is assessing the treatment area. Your dentist will perform an exam during your initial appointment at our Lakeville, NY, dental practice. We will also learn more about your concerns and goals.

Impressions

If your dentist determines a traditional bridge is the best option for your case, we will prepare the teeth adjacent to the gap to accommodate dental crowns. Impressions will be taken of your teeth and sent along with your doctor's specifications to a trusted dental lab to fabricate the bridge.

Lab Design

You will be fitted with a temporary bridge to wear while the lab creates your permanent restoration. After a week or two, the lab will send the completed custom bridge to our office. We use a local lab in the U.S. that holds our bridges to the highest standards. You will return for a second visit so that we can cement your permanent bridge in place. This specialized dental cement is designed to be durable and long-lasting. 

What About Implant Bridges?

Patients who choose an implant-supported bridge must first have the implants surgically placed in the jaw. After the area heals for four to six months, abutment pieces are placed on the implants to secure the dental bridge.

Candidacy Checklist for Implant-Supported Bridges

Implant-supported bridges have greater stability and security than traditional bridges, but not all patients are candidates for implants. Good candidates for implant-supported bridges have sufficient bone density where the tooth or teeth are missing.

Patients who have inadequate bone density may be able to undergo a bone graft or a sinus lift to strengthen the treatment area. 

The best dental implant candidates are also non-smokers who are in good oral health. Diabetic patients should have the condition under control in order to avoid implant failure. 

Staff at Lakeview Dental

Lakeview Dental

Dr. Brian Hirschfield and the Lakeview Dental team provide comprehensive dental care in a caring, compassionate setting. We are affiliated with some of the leading dental organizations, including the: 

  • American Dental Association 
  • New York State Dental Association 
  • Misch International Implant Institute 

We can help you find an individually tailored solution that helps you maintain a healthy, radiant smile for years to come. To get started, call our office at (585) 346-3028 or request a consultation online

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"The staff is extremely capable, cheerful and team-oriented. The health of my teeth and the quality of my smile are their focus. They are experts at what they do."

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6003 Big Tree Rd
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