Dr. Joshua Bratt RVC Dentist

143 N Long Beach Rd, Suite 3, Rockville Centre, NY 11570

Call Us (516) 764-7333 

Call Us (516) 764-7333 

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Dental Bridges in Rockville Centre

Restoring the Strength to your Teeth!

At the office of Joshua Bratt DMD PC, a trusted Patchogue dental bridges dentist and provider of comprehensive dental care, we provide skilled and experienced care to help every patient enjoy the benefits of optimal oral health and a beautiful smile.

 

For individuals who are missing teeth due to extensive decay, periodontal disease, trauma, the result of an illness, or side effect of medical treatment, we offer a comprehensive range of services in Patchogue bridges dentistry to rebuild complete, attractive, and functional smiles.

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How missing teeth impact the health and function of your smile

Missing teeth do more than cause embarrassing gaps in your smile. In the absence of a replacement, they can affect the health and function of your smile in the following ways:

 

  • Impair your ability to smile, speak, and chew with confidence and ease.
  • Allow the adjacent teeth to ever so slowly drift into the unoccupied spaces, thereby changing the alignment of your smile and bite.
  • Cause teeth in the opposing arch that no longer occlude with a counterpart to extrude and further compromise your bite.
  • Promote cavities and gum disease as the teeth shift out of place and impact the distribution of biting and chewing forces, and become more difficult to keep clean.

Rebuilding a complete smile

Although the consequences of missing teeth can compromise your dental health and overall well-being, modern dentistry offers effective solutions for reestablishing a complete, attractive, and well-functioning smile.

Today, thanks to advances in dental materials, technology, and treatment methods, it’s easier than ever before to replace missing teeth and achieve aesthetically pleasing and long-lasting results.

Of course, each smile is different, and every patient has unique needs and individual expectations of care. Helping a patient rebuild a complete and beautiful smile may involve partial or full dentures, fixed dental bridges, dental crowns, or dental implants.

 

As skilled and experienced providers of care in restorative dentistry, the office of Joshua Bratt DMD PC offers expert guidance on choosing the most suitable treatment option. Whatever type of tooth replacement method you select, including dental bridges and dental implants, you can feel confident that your smile will look good and feel great!

About dental bridges

A dental bridge offers a highly effective, stable, and fixed solution for replacing missing teeth. 

 

Unlike removable partial dentures that clasp on to the remaining teeth, a dental bridge relies on the support of crowns attached to teeth adjacent to the edentulous area (space without teeth) or strategically placed dental implants. 

 

In addition to restoring the look, feel, and function of a natural smile, dental bridges also prevent the teeth from shifting, thereby protecting the alignment of a patient’s bite and preserving the natural teeth.

Far from a new idea, the history of replacing teeth with a fixed dental bridge goes back thousands of years. Ancient civilizations made impressive use of available materials, including animal and human teeth, bones, gold, and ivory, to fill gaps in a person's smile.

Fortunately, over the millennia, dental materials and technology have evolved. 


Today, dental bridges are fabricated from the highest quality of dental materials, including porcelain, porcelain fused to metal, and engineered ceramic products like zirconia. 


Now, in addition to being stronger and more durable than ever before, they appear more attractive and naturally beautiful.

Common types

Depending on the number of missing teeth, the health of the remaining dentition, and other factors, a dental bridge can replace a single missing tooth or multiple ones.

 

Although most resources list a traditional fixed bridge, an implant-supported bridge, a cantilever bridge, and a Maryland bridge as the four main types of bridges, the most commonly recommended ones are the first two.

  • Traditional fixed bridge
    • A traditional fixed bridge typically requires the preparation and crowning of teeth on either side of the edentulous space. These crowned teeth function to support the artificial ones, known as “pontics,” that span the gap.
  • Implant-Supported Bridge
    • As the most advanced method for the replacement of missing teeth, dental implants come the closest to replicating the look, feel, and function of a natural smile. For this reason, an implant-supported bridge often represents the best option in care.

At the office of Joshua Bratt DMD PC, we specialize in restorative dentistry, including dental bridges, dental crowns, and dental implants. Our experienced team is dedicated to helping you achieve a complete and functional smile with natural teeth and multiple implants.

Before a bridge gets fabricated

Successful treatment outcomes rely upon many things, including a careful assessment of a patient’s oral health, overall well-being, smile goals, lifestyle, and budget. 


Whether you’re a candidate for a traditional fixed bridge, an implant-supported bridge, or a removable denture will be determined following a comprehensive assessment and discussion with our office. 


We value patient input and strive to fulfill your expectations of care.

Before the fabrication and placement of a dental bridge, it’s essential that your mouth is free from gum disease. If you have gum disease, it will need to get treated in advance of fabricating your bridge.

At the office of Joshua Bratt DMD PC, the care and comfort of our patients are our top priorities. Our goals are to create healthy and beautiful smiles and make every dental experience a positive one.

What to expect when getting a traditional bridge

Fixed bridges are typically fabricated over the course of multiple visits. The process involves the preparation of the supporting teeth, impression taking, the placement of a temporary bridge, and the try-in and cementation of the permanent restoration.

It begins with a complete diagnostic workup to develop an appropriate treatment plan. For patients getting a traditional fixed bridge, the next step in the procedure involves preparing the abutment (supporting) teeth for full-coverage crowns. 

 

Depending on the number of teeth involved and other factors, an impression for the permanent bridge can get taken this visit or the next one. 

 

Either way, a temporary bridge or temporary crowns to cover the prepared teeth will get placed to protect the prepared teeth.

Following the preparation of the involved teeth, it’s not unusual to experience some sensitivity and gum soreness. This discomfort typically subsides. 

 

However, since the fit of a temporary restoration is often less precise than the final permanent crown or bridge, you may still feel some residual sensitivity until treatment is completed.

Until the permanent crown or bridge is placed, it’s essential to be extra careful. Temporary restorations are far less durable than permanent ones. 


If your temporary gets damages or comes off, please hold on to it. Contact our office, and we will set up an appointment to replace it. Do not attempt to do this on your own.

What to expect when getting an implant-supported bridge

Surgery to place the dental implant is typically considered a minor surgical procedure and performed on an outpatient basis. 

 

However, the exact extent of the procedure depends upon the type and number of dental implants and whether or not any additional procedures are required to prepare the supporting bone.

As your trusted partner in care, you can count on our office to keep you well informed every step of the way. 


To facilitate the precise placement of dental implants for your implant-supported bridge, we’ll take several detailed diagnostic records, including 3D images of your jaws and the involved area.

Patient care and comfort are our top priorities at our dental office. We do everything we can to put you at ease and make every visit to our office both comfortable and stress-free. 

 

Prior to placing your dental implants, we’ll discuss the anesthesia, options in dental sedation, and provide detailed pre-op and post-op care instructions.

Once the dental implants for your bridge are placed, it can take a few months for them to fully integrate with the surrounding bone. In some cases, a same-day temporary bridge can get placed to provide an immediate and cosmetically pleasing look. However, the permanent bridge typically gets placed when healing and osseointegration (fusion) with the surrounding bone are complete.

 

Our team replaces missing teeth better than no other dentist. Reach out to make an appointment and we are happy to give you your dream smile. 

Dr. Joshua Bratt Rockville Centre, NY, Dentistry

Hours

Basdeo R.
Basdeo R.
1714702300
No wait. Friendly and very caring, service . Answer any questions you ask. Parking. Available
Elizabeth K.
Elizabeth K.
1714554898
Doctor is very knowledgeable. Office is clean waiting time was nothing. Painless work in a front toot thanks to his expertise. You can trust the doctor he knows what he is doing
Carla Del C.
Carla Del C.
1713917822
Always a pleasure visiting the office. The staff is knowledgeable and always pleasant.
Aristotel P.
Aristotel P.
1712709910
Very professional, knowledgeable and caring.
Ann Marie C.
Ann Marie C.
1710938551
Dr. Bratt and his staff are very friendly and welcoming. I am very pleased that I made the decision to have Dr. Bratt take care of all my dental needs. He is concerned about other issues regarding my health that relate to my dental care.
Joseph Del C.
Joseph Del C.
1710375764
Ralph O.
Ralph O.
1709904443
Scott L.
Scott L.
1709897785
the man knows his craft
peggy C.
peggy C.
1707773184
Tina always does a fabulous job cleaning my teeth
Gail M.
Gail M.
1704415303
Dr. Bratt and his staff are congenial and professional. The office is super clean and appointments are spaced so that there is no wait time. Amy, the Dental Hygienist, offers a thorough cleaning. Your teeth are in great hands with the dental practice of Dr. Joshua Bratt.
Glass D.
Glass D.
1704246791
What a great place to have your dental needs met
Shams The P.
Shams The P.
1703989092
I’ve been afraid of going to the dentist for years and Dr Bratt was recently recommended to me by a couple of my neighbors. Im glad I went! Very friendly and attentive staff, my cleaning wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. I had a bad experience years ago so was a bit anxious but the dental hygienist was extremely comforting, and talked me through each step. This is now my new dentist 🙂
Anavel C.
Anavel C.
1703486753
Dr. Bratt made me feel comfortable and special!
Edward W.
Edward W.
1702514133
I approached my visit with Dr. Bratt with some trepidation. I had been with his predecessor for 30 years and he was the “new guy”. I was pleasantly surprised. Dr. Bratt was a pleasant and thorough professional. I have several potential problems but he approached it with a let’s monitor the situation and didn’t jump on it as an immediate money maker. His hygienist Amy gave the best cleaning I have ever had
Lou C.
Lou C.
1701829851
Christopher R.
Christopher R.
1701360534
Easy and quick and the staff is so nice and efficient.
Nancy R.
Nancy R.
1700702525
Dr . Bratt was pleasant, knowledgeable, and took a good deal of time explaining things to me.
Mary S.
Mary S.
1700095389
Great medical dental care
Donald B.
Donald B.
1699900747
A great Dentist with an outstanding staff. I highly recommend.
Maureen C. A.
Maureen C. A.
1699469797
Very pleased with the services I have received from Dr Bratt. He's kind, professional & considerate. He explains my treatment in detail. Highly recommend. Clean office and nice, helpful staff.
Julianne A.
Julianne A.
1698536841
Linda J.
Linda J.
1698192827
Everyone in the office is professional, pleasant and friendly.. Always a good experience going there to be treated.
Neil D.
Neil D.
1697672193
ann D.
ann D.
1697585779
Great experience and professionalism. Dr. Bratt and staff are excellent and caring.
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PATIENT REVIEWS

Basdeo R.
Basdeo R.
1714702300
No wait. Friendly and very caring, service . Answer any questions you ask. Parking. Available
Elizabeth K.
Elizabeth K.
1714554898
Doctor is very knowledgeable. Office is clean waiting time was nothing. Painless work in a front toot thanks to his expertise. You can trust the doctor he knows what he is doing
Carla Del C.
Carla Del C.
1713917822
Always a pleasure visiting the office. The staff is knowledgeable and always pleasant.
Aristotel P.
Aristotel P.
1712709910
Very professional, knowledgeable and caring.
Ann Marie C.
Ann Marie C.
1710938551
Dr. Bratt and his staff are very friendly and welcoming. I am very pleased that I made the decision to have Dr. Bratt take care of all my dental needs. He is concerned about other issues regarding my health that relate to my dental care.
Joseph Del C.
Joseph Del C.
1710375764
Ralph O.
Ralph O.
1709904443
Scott L.
Scott L.
1709897785
the man knows his craft
peggy C.
peggy C.
1707773184
Tina always does a fabulous job cleaning my teeth
Gail M.
Gail M.
1704415303
Dr. Bratt and his staff are congenial and professional. The office is super clean and appointments are spaced so that there is no wait time. Amy, the Dental Hygienist, offers a thorough cleaning. Your teeth are in great hands with the dental practice of Dr. Joshua Bratt.
Glass D.
Glass D.
1704246791
What a great place to have your dental needs met
Shams The P.
Shams The P.
1703989092
I’ve been afraid of going to the dentist for years and Dr Bratt was recently recommended to me by a couple of my neighbors. Im glad I went! Very friendly and attentive staff, my cleaning wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. I had a bad experience years ago so was a bit anxious but the dental hygienist was extremely comforting, and talked me through each step. This is now my new dentist 🙂
Anavel C.
Anavel C.
1703486753
Dr. Bratt made me feel comfortable and special!
Edward W.
Edward W.
1702514133
I approached my visit with Dr. Bratt with some trepidation. I had been with his predecessor for 30 years and he was the “new guy”. I was pleasantly surprised. Dr. Bratt was a pleasant and thorough professional. I have several potential problems but he approached it with a let’s monitor the situation and didn’t jump on it as an immediate money maker. His hygienist Amy gave the best cleaning I have ever had
Lou C.
Lou C.
1701829851
Christopher R.
Christopher R.
1701360534
Easy and quick and the staff is so nice and efficient.
Nancy R.
Nancy R.
1700702525
Dr . Bratt was pleasant, knowledgeable, and took a good deal of time explaining things to me.
Mary S.
Mary S.
1700095389
Great medical dental care
Donald B.
Donald B.
1699900747
A great Dentist with an outstanding staff. I highly recommend.
Maureen C. A.
Maureen C. A.
1699469797
Very pleased with the services I have received from Dr Bratt. He's kind, professional & considerate. He explains my treatment in detail. Highly recommend. Clean office and nice, helpful staff.
Julianne A.
Julianne A.
1698536841
Linda J.
Linda J.
1698192827
Everyone in the office is professional, pleasant and friendly.. Always a good experience going there to be treated.
Neil D.
Neil D.
1697672193
ann D.
ann D.
1697585779
Great experience and professionalism. Dr. Bratt and staff are excellent and caring.
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Frequently Asked Dental Crown Questions:

  • Your new bridge is customized to the exact specifications of your smile. Before cementing to the underlying teeth or affixing it to the supporting implants, the shade, occlusion, and all aspects of its fit get carefully checked. In addition to being designed to blend seamlessly with your smile, it’s also made to suit your bite and withstand all manner of oral function. We take great care to make sure your new restoration looks great, fits well, and that your bite feels comfortable.
  • Replacing missing teeth with a dental bridge is a worthwhile investment in the look, health, and function of your smile. While many dental insurances offer coverage for a dental bridge, and some toward the cost of implants, the benefits and amounts can vary significantly from plan to plan. At the office of Joshua Bratt DMD PC, we understand the financial considerations involved in care and do all we can to help patients begin treatment without any additional stress or delay. In addition to doing our best to optimize your dental benefits, we also offer several payment and financing options. Feel free to contact our office if you have any questions on the cost of care, dental insurances, financing plans, or acceptable forms of payment.
  • Now that your new permanent crown or bridge is in place, it’s essential to maintain good oral hygiene. With proper care, your new restorations will last for years to come. Make sure to brush and floss as instructed. We’ll show you how to floss under your dental bridge to keep your new smile clean and bright. Remember to make appointments for your routine checkups and professional cleanings.
  • The standard answer is that with routine dental visits and good home care, a bridge can last ten to fifteen years, and in many cases, much longer.
  • At the office of Joshua Bratt DMD PC, we fabricate your bridge from the highest quality dental materials to achieve the most cosmetically pleasing and lifelike results of care. It’s also customized to the exact specifications of your smile and designed for optimal aesthetics, strength, and stability. Once fabricated and cemented into place, you’ll feel confident sharing your smile, speaking, and eating your favorite foods.
    • As your trusted partner in care, we analyze every aspect of your smile to develop a treatment plan that provides aesthetically pleasing, healthy, and long-lasting results of care.
      • For more information on dental bridges, or any services we provide, give us a call today.