As a trusted and compassionate dentist, Dr. Mrudula Pingili is a leading provider of dental bridges for patients at Dental Cosmetic Concepts in Hillsborough, NJ, and North Brunswick Dental Concepts in North Brunswick, NJ. Using state-of-the-art materials, Dr. Pingili helps patients feel more comfortable and more confident following tooth loss.
Bridges are dental devices used to replace one or more missing teeth. Bridges consist of a metal framework and one or more artificial teeth or crowns. They attach to the teeth on either side using clips (removable bridges) or strong adhesives (permanent bridges). Today’s bridges are made of very durable yet lightweight materials for longer-lasting, more comfortable results, and the crowns can be custom tinted to match neighboring teeth so they blend in beautifully.
The choice between a denture and a bridge is largely one of personal preference. Many people prefer bridges because they feel more secure and can’t slip or cause sore spots like ill-fitting dentures. Dentures can be a good option when the gap left by a missing tooth is not flanked on either side by teeth that can support a bridge.
Bridges usually take two to three office visits to complete. During the first visit, the teeth that will be used to support the bridge will be prepared for crowns, protective coverings that provide extra support and strength for these teeth. An impression will be made and sent to a lab where the crowns and bridge will be made. The tint for the crowns will also be selected at this time and temporary crowns will be applied to the supporting teeth to protect them while the permanent crowns and bridge are being made in the lab. At the next visit, the crowns will be applied to the supporting teeth and then the bridge will be attached using clips or adhesive, then carefully adjusted and gently shaped for a comfortable fit.
Bridges can be cared for like natural teeth, with regular brushing and flossing and routine trips to the dentist to ensure they remain in good shape and fit properly. It can take some practice to learn how to properly clean around permanent bridges in order to prevent damage to the underlying gum.
With proper care, a dental bridge can last a decade or longer.
Please call if your insurance is not listed here. We accept a large amount of insurances, as well as discount groups such as Careington Care. As a courtesy to our new patients, we will contact your insurance company for you and receive the latest information on eligibility, coverage, maximum allowance, and your previous history to help you get the most out of your insurance as possible. To see if your insurance is in our network just give your insurance company to the receptionist when making an appointment.
"Dr. Pingili and staff are really good at what they do and they work very fast as well. I am extremely satisfied with my visit and I strongly recommend her to anybody"
"Compared to other dentists, she offers more personal attention and spends enough time with each patient instead of hurrying through. I would highly recommend her!"
I have been going to this dentist for 8+ years and really love the care my family receives from the dental practice.
highly recommend this dental office! The staff is very friendly and helpful. Never a problem getting an appointment time and always prompt - never a wait!
Dr. Pingili is painless! I am always greeted with a smile and the whole staff is friendly and helpful. Dr. Pingili has never hurt me once and I actually like going to t
Great experience. Good staff and a good doc. Answered all my questions very patiently. Everything was on time as scheduled.
Dr Mrudula Pingili is efficient,Knowledgeable and very Professional. The office and equipment look very modern and well kept.