Dental Bridge Chicago, IL

Premier Dentistry Treats Tooth Loss With Dental Bridges

Are missing teeth affecting your daily quality of life and smile confidence?

At Premier Dentistry in Chicago, IL, our dentists Dr. Brand and Dr. Stein are experienced prosthodontists that help patients with tooth loss revitalize their smiles. They are experts at placing comfortable and natural-looking restorative dental treatments such as dental bridges.

The Importance of Replacing Missing Teeth

Replacing one or more lost teeth restores balance and function to the teeth and gums. Additionally, it is 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.

What is a Dental Bridge?

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. It can be part of treatment for partially edentulous patients, or patients who have some tooth loss.

 

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The Dental Bridge Process in Chicago, IL

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.

Dental Bridge FAQs

Can I get a dental bridge on my front teeth?

Yes, we often treat missing front teeth with a dental bridge. Missing front teeth can have a huge impact on a persons life. Furthermore, they can limit a person’s ability to speak or smile with confidence. A tooth bridge is an incredible dental tool used by dentists to replace those teeth and restore the smile.

How many teeth can a dental bridge replace?

A dental bridge can replace up to about four teeth. However, it is important to note that the more teeth a bridge replaces, the longer it will need to be. Consequently, the bridge will become less stable. In order to replace this many teeth, the abutment teeth must be in very good shape and the patient must be committed to taking care of their oral health. A bridge is more commonly used to replace one or two teeth.

Is it painful to get a dental bridge?

The dental bridge procedure is fairly simple and painless. The abutment teeth will need to be filed down to create room for the crown portion of the bridge. However, we use a local anesthetic to ensure your comfort while we do this. You will hear the drill and feel some pressure, but should not experience pain. Once the anesthetic has worn off it is normal for the teeth to feel sensitive but this will subside in a few weeks.

Schedule a Consultation Today

Are you missing multiple teeth? Do you want a permanent dental restoration? If you have multiple missing teeth and need a restoration, schedule a consultation with one of our dentists to explore your personal treatment options. Call Premier Dentistry in Chicago, Illinois for comfortable dental care today at 312-481-6859.