Are missing teeth affecting your daily quality of life and smile confidence?
A dental bridge can be part of treatment for edentulous patients, also known as patients who have tooth loss. Replacing one or more lost teeth restores balance and function to the teeth and gums. It is also important to replace missing or lost teeth because remaining teeth can shift to fill in gaps between teeth. This can result in overcrowding, which increases the risk of gum disease and tooth decay.
Dental bridges are a dental restoration that can be either fixed or removable, and supported by natural teeth, dental implants, or a combination of the two. They consist of a false tooth, or pontic, that is held in place by adjacent teeth or implants. Dr. Nechama Brand and Dr. Abraham Stein will recommend a fixed bridge for a more secure and longer-lasting solution.
At Premier Dentistry, Chicago, IL dentists Dr. Brand and Dr. Stein are experienced prosthodontists that help patients revitalize their smiles with comfortable and natural-looking restorative dental treatments. If you have multiple missing teeth and need a restoration, schedule a consultation with one of our dentists to explore your personal treatment options.
Receiving a Dental Bridge
Dental bridge treatment takes two or three appointments in our Chicago, IL dental office. Fixed dental bridges are attached to natural teeth, while an implant replaces the lost tooth. If more teeth are missing, dental implants can also secure the bridge.
To begin treatment, Dr. Stein or Dr. Brand will prepare the teeth outside of the missing tooth’s gap by removing a portion of the enamel. This is done to ensure that the dental crowns adhere to the teeth precisely. Then, Dr. Stein or Dr. Brand will take dental impressions for fabrication in a dental lab.
A local anesthetic is used during treatment, so you may feel numbness in your mouth. Until the numbness has completely worn off, refrain from eating and drinking hot foods and beverages. We will make post-treatment and post-placement recommendations for a quick and comfortable recovery.
Schedule a Consultation Today
Are you missing multiple teeth? Do you want a permanent dental restoration? Call Premier Dentistry in Chicago, Illinois for comfortable dental care today at 312.481.6859. You may also request an appointment with Dr. Brand and Dr. Stein on our website.