Are you missing multiple teeth? Maybe you have consecutive missing teeth or whole arches of teeth that need replacement. Dental bridges can help fill in the gaps left by missing teeth while providing long-lasting support for oral health. Dr. Dhara Patel offers treatment with dental bridges to patients in the Schaumberg and Hoffman Estates areas of Illinois.
Restorative Treatment with Dental Bridges
Dental bridges can be removable or secured with dental implants. Secured dental bridges provide more stability and last longer than removable dental bridges. Before treatment, Dr. Patel will examine the teeth and gums. She will then work with you to create a comprehensive, personalized restorative dental treatment plan for the placement of the dental bridge.
We shape natural teeth adjacent to tooth gaps to ensure they can properly support the bridge. Dental impressions will be made of teeth, so your dental bridge is a custom-fit. Dental bridges usually consist of a metal framework covered by porcelain to improve the aesthetics of the patient’s smile. When complete, Dr. Patel ensures that the dental bridge fits properly before attaching it with adhesive cement.
Bonded Bridges: What are the Benefits?
A bonded bridge is a fixed permanent solution to replace your missing teeth. This can be the ideal treatment option for the growing young patient who is missing a tooth and cannot have a dental implant placement due to active skeletal growth. To fabricate a bonded bridge, our restorative dentist works with the dental lab to ensure that the bridge will fit esthetically and functionally in the correct position in your mouth.
A dental bonded bridge, or a Maryland Bridge, is one solution dentists can use to replace a missing tooth in less time and for less money than a conventional porcelain bridge or an implant if the right conditions exist. A Bonded bridge can be an ideal solution to replace a missing tooth in the front of your mouth.
The bonded bridge is a porcelain false tooth with inside ceramic wings that bond to the adjacent healthy teeth. Bonded bridges need very minimal or no preparations on the adjacent teeth. Bonding is an effective and proven dental treatment that creates a long-term connection of the bonded bridge wing to the good adjacent teeth.
Due to the extremely high degree of biocompatibility, dentists can also use bonded bridges in a younger patient with missing teeth instead of a dental implant. There is strong evidence in dental literature that documents dental implants may not be appropriate for the younger patient due to incomplete skeletal development.
The research shows that properly constructed bonded bridges can last more than 10 years; well beyond most of the skeletal development of the adolescent patient. Advantages of a bonded bridge include:
- Good aesthetics
- Easy replacement when necessary
- Shorter treatment period
Special communication and coordination with the dentist are critical to ensure the long-term success of the bonded bridges. Our dentists have the training and expertise to provide bonded bridges to our patients.
Problems Caused by Missing Teeth
Replacing missing teeth can improve your overall oral health and prevent further oral health problems from developing. Some problems caused by gaps in your smile may include:
- Shifting teeth
- Misaligned bite
- Plaque buildup
- Receding gums
- Gum disease
- Tooth decay
Dental bridges offer multiple benefits to patients. This restoration can:
- Help support any remaining tooth structure
- Restore the ability to bite and chew evenly
- Prevent teeth from shifting
- Maintain a patient’s face shape
Call Best Dental Spa at 847.660.6603 if you have multiple missing teeth. A dental bridge may be the right choice for you.
Dental Bridge FAQs
How is a bridge attached?
A dental bridge is usually attached by connecting to the two closest teeth between the bridge. They aim to bridge the gap between teeth when one or more is missing. The bridge anchors to the two closest teeth to the gap. Bridges close the gap between teeth.
Are dental bridges permanent?
Bridges are a permanent treatment to close gaps between teeth. They typically last between 5- 10 years before needing to be replaced, but they can last longer depending on the material and placement in the jaw.
What material is best for dental bridges?
Combining patients’ strengths and aesthetic needs makes the best material choices. Porcelain is one of the most commonly chosen materials. We can also make bridges out of ceramic, metal, gold, and acrylic.
Replace Your Missing Teeth Today
Call Best Dental Spa for comfortable and comprehensive treatment at 847.660.6603. You can also schedule a dental exam online with Dr. Patel and her team. Dr. Patel and her staff will work with you through every step of the treatment process to ensure everything runs smoothly. At Best Dental Spa, we aim to provide a warm and friendly environment for all our patients.