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Dental Bridges

Tooth loss can compromise your ability to speak, chew, and smile with comfort and confidence.

Drs. Alex and Jason Hecht in Staten Island, NY, use dental bridges to provide a functional, natural-looking solution for tooth loss.

 Learn how a custom dental bridge from our experienced restorative dentists can transform your smile and self-image.

What Is a Dental Bridge?

A dental bridge is a customized solution used in restorative dentistry to replace one to three consecutive missing teeth. The traditional bridge is made of pontics (replacements for natural teeth) held in place by dental crowns placed on neighboring teeth, or abutment teeth. An implant-supported bridge uses dental implants instead of crowns for support.
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Our Staten Island, NY, team uses zirconia to craft lifelike dental restorations, ensuring that each pontic and dental crown in your dental bridge will blend in with your natural teeth.

We Invite You To Join Our Dental Family

At Staten Island Aesthetic & Implant Dentist, our father–son dental team believes that the term "family practice" extends to our patients as well.

Dr. Alex Hecht has created gorgeous, functional smiles for members of the Staten Island community since 1978. Dr. Jason Hecht was inspired to pursue dentistry by his father's passion for outstanding care. Every day, they work to ensure that each patient receives personalized, attentive care and a smile they can feel proud of.

To learn more about how you can enhance your smile with a life-changing dental bridge from a warm and welcoming family practice, please contact our Staten Island, NY, practice online or call us at:

(718) 705-4434

"Every Time I Go, I'm Treated Like Family" 5-Star Reviews From Our Patients


Laura Peterson


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Dr. Hecht’s office offers exceptional care and personalized service. Jackie and the other staff members immediately put you at ease, and you know your family members will be treated as members of their own families. The phones are always answered in a pleasant and professional tone, and the office is impeccably clean. I would easily recommend this office to friends who need dental care. It was worth the trip to the South Shore! :)

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Lea Fulot


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Over the years I’ve had minor dental work such as a couple inlay fillings last week as well as major work like a full upper cosmetic rehabilitation. Every time I go I’m greeted and treated like family. My teeth look better than when I was 18 and I can’t recommend this office enough. If you’ve been putting off getting dental work done, replacing missing teeth.... THIS IS THE PLACE TO GO!!!!

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The Traditional Dental Bridge Timeline

Initial Appointment

During your first appointment, your dentist will assess your oral health, determine how many teeth need to be replaced, and check whether your abutment teeth (the teeth on either side of the gap) can provide adequate support for your dental bridge. 


Your dentist will carefully numb the treatment area before beginning work. For patients who experience dental anxiety, we offer both oral conscious sedation and nitrous oxide to ensure that you feel at ease under our care.

Shaping Your Teeth

Your dentist will carefully shape your abutment teeth to accommodate your dental bridge. 

Creating Your Bridge

Your dentist will take a detailed impression of the area, which will be used to create your customized bridge out of the highest-quality material. While your bridge is being made, we can provide a secure, natural-looking temporary bridge.

Placing Your Bridge

During your next appointment, your dentist will bond the bridge to your abutment teeth using dental cement. He may make a few adjustments to achieve the most precise fit. 

Caring for Your Dental Bridge

After fitting your bridge, your dentist will provide detailed instructions on how to care for your restored smile. Here are some helpful tips that every patient who chooses a dental bridge should know:

Practice Good Oral Hygiene

Regular brushing and flossing are key to preventing your bridge from failing. Without proper care, the abutment teeth underneath your dental crowns can decay. And although dental implants cannot decay, they can fail due to gum disease. Thoroughly brush twice a day and use a floss threader to maintain your bridge and oral health.

Schedule Regular Checkups

It is important for everyone to receive regular dental care, but especially so for patients with dental restorations. Schedule regular appointments at our Staten Island office so your dentist can provide a thorough cleaning and check the stability of your bridgework.

Managing the Cost
Of Your Dental Bridge

The cost of a dental bridge can vary depending on the number of pontics in the restoration, the material used to craft them, and options such as dental implants. Fortunately, most dental insurance providers will cover at least part of the cost of a traditional bridge. Basic insurance does not contribute to the cost of dental implants.

To help our patients manage out-of-pocket costs, we work with several third-party healthcare lenders that can break the cost of treatment into manageable monthly payments. We also offer personalized payment plans and in-house financing based on prior credit approval.

"I've Finally Found My Forever Dentist" Top-Quality Care for Our Staten Island Patients


Peter Meistelman


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I have been a patient here for many years. I have never doubted in there skills and abilities. Every dental concern I have had has been dealt with with professionalism and the utmost care. I would not think about going to another doctor. Ive finally found my forever dentist.

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Martin Mazzone


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Every time is satisfaction. I look forward to visiting them every time. Never an issue. Will never visit another dentist. They are a great family and always treat u the right way. My teeth feel healthier then ever. They are the best. Words can’t describe.

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Dr. Alex Hecht and Dr. Jason Hecht

Staten Island Aesthetic & Implant Dentist

Our family-run practice, led by Dr. Alex Hecht and Dr. Jason Hecht, is guided by compassionate and genuine care for our patients. Several distinctions set us apart:

  • Creating beautiful smiles since 1978
  • One of the largest practices in the region
  • Excellence in treating even the most complex cases
  • Advanced cone beam computed tomography (CT) scanner
  • Dedication to continuing education
  • Incorporation of the latest techniques

To set up a consultation or learn more about our services, reach out to our office online or call (718) 705-4434.

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