Bridges at Glance Dental
Missing teeth can cause embarrassment and affect your quality of life. It can be necessary to prevent teeth shifting, leading to bite problems (occlusion) and jaw issues, or even periodontal disease. At Glance Dental, we provide Dental Bridges, which is a dental device that fills the gap left in your smile that a tooth once occupied. Bridges safeguard the integrity of the existing teeth and keep your smile healthy and beautiful.
Your Glenview cosmetic dentist will give you expert advice to help you decide on the right solution for your needs and smile. Various factors will help us determine the best choice of material (porcelain, gold, acrylic resin, etc.) for your crown.
Types of Bridges
There are several different kinds of bridges, including:
Treatment Conditions for Bridges
The procedure specifics will depend on the type of bridge you choose. We’ll take digital impressions using the iTero® scanner to create a customized bridge that looks and feels natural. For a fixed bridge or cantilever bridge, we’ll recontour the teeth that require crowns and create a temporary restoration while your permanent bridge is being made. When your permanent bridge is ready, we’ll check that it fits and that your bite is correct before cementing it into place.
You’ll need to practice good oral hygiene, including flossing once daily and brushing twice a day, as well as keeping up with your regular professional cleanings to maintain healthy, bacteria-free teeth and gums. With proper care, your dental bridge can last for over a decade.