Dental Bridges in Morton Grove, IL
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What is a Dental Bridge?
A Dental Bridge from ProCare Family Dental in Morton Grove—is a device used to replace missing teeth — attaches artificial teeth to adjacent natural teeth, called abutment teeth. Bridges are either permanently attached (fixed bridges), or they can be removable.
If you’re missing one or more teeth, you may be aware of their importance to your appearance and dental health. Your teeth work together for many daily functions from eating to speaking. With missing teeth, it’s difficult to do these things. Missing teeth can and should be replaced. Fixed Dental bridges are a great way to restore your dental health and appearance.
What is a dental bridge or fixed partial denture?
A bridge (fixed partial denture) is a device which fills the gap where teeth are absent. Fixed bridges are bonded into place and can only be removed by a dental professional. Removable bridges, as the name implies, can be taken out and cleaned. Fixed Dental bridges offer more stability than their removable counterparts.
Why do I need a dental bridge?
Oral functionality and appearance are important reasons for wearing a bridge. A Dental bridge helps support your lips and cheeks. The loss of a back tooth may cause your mouth to sink and your face to look older.
Dental health is the most important reason for a Dental Bridge. Teeth were designed to complement each other. Unusual stresses are placed on the gums and other oral tissues when teeth are missing, causing a number of potentially harmful disorders.
How is a dental bridge attached?
The Dental Bridge procedure usually takes two appointments to complete. At the first appointment Dr. Danos, Dr. Danos or Dr. Ganios will prepare the teeth on either side of the gap by removing a portion of the enamel and dentin.
Since the Dental Bridge must be fabricated very precisely to ensure correct bite and to match the opposing tooth, impressions of the teeth are taken and sent to a lab where the bridge will be constructed.
Fixed bridges are cemented using a dental-grade adhesive to the natural teeth next to the space left by the missing tooth. A pontic (false tooth) replaces the lost tooth. Dental crowns, which are cemented onto the natural teeth, provide support for the bridge.
What materials are used for dental bridges?
Dental Bridges from ProCare Family Dental can be constructed from gold alloys, non-precious alloys, porcelain, or a combination of these materials. Porcelain is often bonded to either precious or non-precious metal. Zirconia (All Porcelain) Bridges are very popular.
How do I take care of my dental bridge?
A strict regimen of brushing and flossing will keep your Dental bridge and surrounding teeth clean. This is of critical importance as the bridge relies on the neighboring teeth for support.