Missing teeth can cause other teeth to shift out of place. The result can be increased tension when biting, increased pain during chewing, or even the impairment of speech. However, when you visit Tribeca Smiles and have a private consultation with Dr. Frederick Solomon, you will be happy to discover that the solution to this issue is easily bridged with a bridge. This is a group of teeth bonded together to fill in the space created by your missing teeth. After the installation of such a device, that annoying gap will be gone and your teeth will no longer shift. The bridges crafted at Tribeca Smiles are constructed from advanced, top-quality, medical-grade porcelain to give you the natural, blended look you are looking for and can replace up to five teeth in a row.
To bring the highest quality of care to our patients, Dr. Solomon is pleased to offer the innovative FirstFit treatment solution. FirstFit is a fast, convenient technology that allows us to minimize your time spent in the dental chair and maximize your tooth replacement results. With this advanced option, we take an impression of your mouth during your consultation, which is sent to a special dental lab for your custom bridge fabrication. Once complete, you return for a second visit, during which your teeth are prepped using a 3D printed custom-prosthetic guide and your new bridge is bonded permanently into place. FirstFit eliminates the need for you to wear a temporary and completes your entire bridge procedure within a single visit.
"I had a root canal today and have been dreading what would occur during and after the procedure. Dr Solomon and his team walked me through the steps and made feel comfortable throughout.A few jokes and magic tricks relaxed me even more. If I could give 5 plus stars I would :)"- K.R. / Google / Mar 08, 2019
"Tribeca Smiles has the best dental staff in NYC, and especially downtown. I have been coming to this practice since it opened in 2003, and it’s wonderful for anyone aged 5 to 100 ! Dr. Solomon has a terrific and focused approach and the rest of the staff including Milly, Jamiese, and Christine are beyond helpful and friendly each and every visit. If you need any dental work you have to try Tribeca Smiles !"- E.S. / Google / Jan 09, 2020
"Well, while here in New York, I had to get one of my teeth pulled today‼️ Yep pulled😁 I was so blessed to be seen by Dr Fred Solomon of Tribeca Smiles. When I tell you that I had an amazing experience‼️He was so gentle and so patient. The numbing process was a breeze by the way. Then shortly after that the extraction began. I just felt a slight pinch and a little pressure then out came the tooth‼️ I didn’t even realize that he was done‼️ His staff was very friendly and very professional. Anybody living in New York and looking for a dentist should definitely check out Tribeca Smiles."- C.D. / Google / Jan 03, 2020
"Excellent service and caring staff!"- C.S. / Google / Dec 11, 2019
"On vacation in NYC I annoyingly chipped a veneer at lunch. As I was in the area I googled 'Cerec' and found Tribeca Smiles. Dr Solomon was kind enough to fit me in the same day, and I was soon on my way with a perfect repair.Dr Solomon and his staff are very friendly, helpful, and pleasant to deal with.But a highlight was meeting Merlin the dog who Dr S allowed me to have my photo taken with. Highlight of my day!(Don't worry if you're not keen on dogs. Merlin is hidden out of the way - but I missed my mutt and Dr S was kind enough to let me see him).If you're here on vacation and want any emergency dental work, I would happily recommend giving Tribeca Smiles a call first to see if you can be fitted in."- T.L. / Google / Dec 07, 2019
Many people with missing teeth mistakenly think that it’s just a cosmetic issue and don't consider the consequences giant gaps between the teeth can have on their oral health. The fact is, your mouth is a carefully balanced ecosystem and when you are missing teeth, the results affect the functioning of your mouth, as well as your overall health. Bridges require surrounding teeth to be strong enough to support the restoration, sufficient jawbone density, and the absence of gum disease. If any of these are an issue, there are other options to explore.
What To Expect
As with any dental treatment, Dr. Solomon will start with x-rays and casts of your teeth. Assuming your jaw and teeth are up to the task of supporting a bridge, and you don’t need a root canal on a neighboring tooth, the procedure can begin. The first step is to numb the area in question. After that, the teeth are filed down and carefully reshaped to the needed size to make room for the bridge. This can take an hour or more to get just right. Then another mold is made of the area and sent to the lab for manufacturing of the bridge. You will go home with a temporary bridge to cover the area. When the porcelain bridge comes in from the laboratory, you will return to our office at a separate appointment to have it fitted and the temporary bridge will be removed.
After Dr. Solomon has cemented the new bridge into place, he will work with you to make sure it lines up with your bite. He will show you how to maintain it and clean the underside, which is crucial. You can expect to eat and chew more efficiently. You will be expected to brush twice a day, floss under the bridge, as well as in between your natural teeth, and keep follow-up visits with Dr. Solomon for regular cleanings. Maintaining a dialogue with Dr. Solomon is important so you can stay on top of any changes or concerns.