If you have missing teeth, then you need a replacement option. Otherwise, the health and beauty of your smile will suffer. Fortunately, we can offer tooth replacement with a natural looking dental bridge. Do you have questions about our dental prosthetic?
Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Bridges
Question: How does tooth loss impact my smile?
Answer: When we lose a tooth, the gap in our smile can allow surrounding teeth to drift from position, leading to misalignment. An uneven smile alone makes the onset of tooth decay and gum disease more likely. The pressure on the jaw joints due to tooth loss also leads to a greater risk of TMJ disorder and bruxism.
Question: Will my bridge look natural?
Answer: Yes! We will take detailed impressions and images of your smile, which will be used to design and then create your dental prosthetic. We use lifelike materials, such as ceramic or zirconia, to ensure not only strong, but esthetically-pleasing tooth replacement. We can even shade the material to better blend with your surrounding teeth.
Question: How do you place one?
Answer: We begin by preparing the teeth on either side of the gap, removing tooth structure to make room for the crowns. The bridge will have the replacement teeth, also known as pontics, with crowns on each end. We place the crowns onto the prepared teeth to anchor the new ones firmly and securely in place.
Question: How do I maintain my new teeth?
Answer: You will need to continue brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing every night, that includes your crowns and pontics as well. You will also need to clean the area above the gums and below the bridge, as food can accumulate in this space. Every sic months, see us for a checkup and cleaning so we can monitor your new prosthetic.
Do You Have Missing Teeth?
We can offer lifelike solutions for tooth loss. To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling Lake Forest Dental Arts in Lake Forest, IL, at 847-234-0517. We also proudly serve residents of Lake Bluff, Chicago, Libertyville, Gurnee, Highland Park, Vernon hills, Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Bannockburn, Ravinia, and all surrounding communities in the Chicago Metro area.