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Dental Bridges
Chicago & Archer Heights, IL

Woman smiling after getting dental bridges from  Smile Dental Care in Chicago, IL Having a gap in your mouth can complicate proper pronunciation common with the front teeth, smiling, biting, and eating. Common solutions to teeth gaps include dental crowns, bridges, and dentures. Dental bridges are prosthetic fillers to cover the gap. As the name implies, they bridge the gap between missing teeth. They are designed to fill any gap, even a frontal teeth gap. Dental bridges are made of different materials such as porcelain, ceramic, and other metal alloys such as gold. Dental bridges consist of two or more crowns for teeth on one or the other side of the gap: the abutment teeth - which are the anchoring teeth - and replacement teeth between them. The artificial teeth, also known as pontics, come in gold, porcelain, alloy, or a mixture of these materials. Implants or natural teeth hold these devices. Our team at Smile Dental Care can help you restore your smile to be properly-fitted with a new anterior bridge.

The Process of Getting an Anterior Dental Bridge


On your first visit to get an anterior dental bridge, our professionals prepare the abutment teeth. Our team recontours these teeth by filing part of the enamel to provide space for a crown to be placed above them. Our team then makes impressions of the teeth to serve as a mold used by the dental lab to make the bridge, crowns, and pontic tooth. Our team will create a temporary bridge to protect your teeth and gums. On the second visit, our team will remove the temporary bridge and place the new metal or porcelain bridge, which will be examined and adjusted as needed to make it fit properly. This may require multiple visits for the bite and fit of the metal framework to be checked. If it is a fixed dental bridge, we may put temporary cement on it for a few weeks to ensure proper fit. Then, after another few weeks, the device is permanently cemented.

Materials Used for Anterior Bridges


Zirconium bridges are durable, but their limited color shades could cause them to stick out in mouths with off-white teeth. Porcelain is another tough material used in bridges, and it has the benefit of supporting a range of shades. Zirconium is another white-shaded material with excellent resilience. Amalgam and material bridges are common and long-lasting, but they rarely match the color of the remaining natural teeth.

Caring for a Dental Bridge


Anterior bridges can be used from five to 15 years. They are expected to have a life span of more than 10 years when the patient practices good oral hygiene and regular dental visits. It is critical for remaining teeth to stay healthy and strong since the bridge (based on the type chosen) relies on the foundation of the surrounding teeth. Practicing good oral care that includes brushing twice daily, flossing, and using mouthwash every day prevents tooth decay and gum disease that can cause tooth loss.

Anterior bridges have many benefits; they last a long time with proper oral care, they do not pose any difficulty or pain, and they improve the patient’s quality of life. For more information, and to find out how you can benefit from anterior bridges, call Smile Dental Care at 872-266-2202 today.
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Archer Heights


Phone:

872-266-2202

Hours


Mon: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tues: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wed: Closed
Thur: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Frid: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Chicago


Phone:

872-266-2201

Hours


Mon: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tues: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wed: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thur: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Frid: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Dental Bridges | Smile Dental Care | Chicago & Archer Heights, IL
Dental bridges are prosthetic fillers to cover the gap. At Smile Dental Care, our team can help you restore your smile to be properly-fitted with a new anterior bridge.
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