Are you missing multiple teeth? Maybe you have consecutive missing teeth or whole arches of teeth that need to be replaced. Dental bridges can help fill in the gaps left by missing teeth while providing long-lasting support for your oral health. Dr. Dhara Patel offers treatment with dental bridges to patients in the Schaumberg and Hoffman Estates areas in 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 perform an examination of 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.
If there are any natural teeth adjacent to tooth gaps, they can be shaped to ensure that 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 that is covered by porcelain to improve the aesthetics of the patient’s smile. When complete, Dr. Patel will ensure that the dental bridge fits properly before it is attached with adhesive cement.
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. Their purpose is 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 somewhere 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?
The best material choices are made by combining patients strength and aesthetic needs. Porcelain is one of the most common chosen materials. Bridges can also be made 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 with Dr. Patel and her team online. Dr. Patel and her staff will work with you through every step of the treatment process to ensure that everything runs smoothly. At Best Dental Spa, we aim to provide a warm and friendly environment for all of our patients.