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Dental Bridges

The state of your teeth plays a major role in a number of activities, including chewing, speaking and aligning your other teeth. Not everyone loses teeth solely because of age. If you do lose any teeth at any time, they should be replaced to ensure proper function. Today, there are many options for correcting this issue.

Dental Bridges Are A Good Option

A dental bridge is typically used to replace one or a few missing teeth. It anchors artificial teeth to the surrounding natural teeth, which are called abutment teeth. They may be removable, or they may be permanently attached.

A fixed bridge, which is permanently attached, is created with either crowns that are placed on the abutment teeth or through bonding artificial teeth onto the abutment teeth.

If the dental bridge is removable, they will be attached via metal clasps or other precise attachments.

For individuals who are missing one or several teeth, you may be well aware of how it impacts the function of your mouth and the way you look. Missing teeth can make your regular daily tasks like eating and speaking much more difficult, which means you should consider replacing them. A fixed dental bridge can be the ideal solution to these issues.

Why Dental Bridges?

Your appearance and the functionality of your mouth are both great reasons to consider dental bridges in Lakeview and Chicago, IL. Not only will it replace the missing surfaces, but it also serves as a support for the cheeks and lips. If you are missing back teeth, your mouth may sink and can cause you to appear older.

The most important reason to consider a dental bridge, however, is your oral health. Your teeth are designed to work together. When you are missing teeth, it creates undue stress on the gums and other tissues in your mouth, which can lead to a number of additional issues down the line. There is also an increase in the risk of gum disease, which can be reduced with the introduction of a dental bridge. Missing teeth may also lead to speech problems because the teeth are crucial to the formation of certain sounds.

How Is It Attached

It typically takes two to three appointments to attach dental bridges. During the first appointment, we will work on the teeth on either side of the missing teeth. This involves removing some of the dentin and enamel. After they are prepared, we will take impressions of the teeth so the laboratory can precisely fabricate a bridge that fits perfectly.

Fixed dental bridges will be cemented to the teeth on either side of the gap. After the bridge is in place, a false tooth will be installed to fill the gap. Crowns may also be used on the natural teeth to support them and the bridge, preventing further damage.

Chicago Office

(773) 528-0068
1426 West Belmont Ave. #1
Chicago, IL 60657
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Waukegan Office

(847) 360-1610
2841 Grand Ave.
Waukegan, IL 60085 [email protected]
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