Missing teeth can be embarrassing, making it difficult to eat and speak. But you don’t have to feel self-conscious about your smile anymore. With dental bridges from Naperville Family Dentists, you can have a beautiful smile that looks and feels great.
What are Dental Bridges?
Dental bridges are a natural-looking, custom-made, barely noticeable solution to replace missing teeth. They can fill in the gap caused by missing teeth and help improve your smile.
Dental bridges are made up of two crowns placed on the teeth on either side of the gap and connected by a false tooth or pontic. They are custom-made to match your natural teeth in color, size, and shape. Bridges can be made from porcelain, ceramic, or metal. Drs. Primiano and Mach will help you choose the right material for your dental bridge.
Bridges are usually attached to your existing teeth with crowns or bonding. The type of attachment will depend on the location of the gap and the strength of your existing teeth. Some bridges may use dental implants for support.
How Do I Get a Dental Bridge?
The first step is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Primiano or Dr. Mach. They will examine your mouth during your consultation and discuss your options with you. If they determine that a dental bridge is right for you, they may start by prepping the teeth that will serve as anchor points under the bridge. Prepping means shaping and forming those teeth to allow a good fit for the bridge.
Next, they will take impressions of your teeth and send them to a lab to have your bridge custom-made. Drs. Primiano or Mach will place temporary crowns or a temporary bridge to protect your teeth while you wait for your bridge to come in.
Once your bridge is ready, you will come back in for a second appointment. We will remove the temporary bridge and crowns and check the fit of your new bridge. Your doctor will bond or cement the bridge in place if everything looks good.
After getting a dental bridge, you may experience some sensitivity, but it should go away within a few days.
How Long Do Dental Bridges Last?
Your dental bridge can last at least several years and possibly decades with proper care. If your dental bridge becomes loose or falls off, don’t worry. Just contact our office, and we will schedule an appointment to fix it.
How Do I Care For My Dental Bridge?
Proper care for a dental bridge includes:
Good Oral Hygiene
The better you take care of your natural teeth, the better off your dental bridge will be. You can’t floss between the bridge prosthetic teeth, but you can brush the bridge with a toothbrush and fluoridated toothpaste along with the rest of your teeth. You can also clean around the bridge to prevent food debris, bacteria, and plaque from building up and decay from causing damage and loosening it.
Routine Dental Visits
It would be best if you visited us about twice a year. We can check to ensure your bridge is in good shape and provide a cleaning that will help keep it that way and promote overall oral health.
The Best Dental Bridge Service in Naperville
Our dental bridges can replace missing teeth quickly and easily. You will have a beautiful smile again. Plus, you’ll be able to eat and speak normally without any problems. Bridges are a great way to restore your confidence and improve your quality of life.
Schedule an appointment today for a consultation at Naperville Family Dentists. We’ll help you determine if dental bridges are the right solution for you.