You deserve a strong, healthy, and beautiful smile, but that’s a hard goal to achieve if you have a missing tooth. Missing teeth create an uneven bite, an unattractive smile, and a poor oral health. It’s best to replace your missing tooth as soon as possible. You can do so with a dental bridge. A dental bridge in Naperville, Illinois, is two dental crowns and a false tooth bonded together to fit in the gap of your mouth.
Dental bridge treatment
First, your dentist, Dr. Jason Brown, will use a local anesthetic (numbing agent) to numb the mouth. This will help you remain comfortable during your appointment. Then, he will prepare the teeth that will anchor the bridge in place. To do so, he will shave some of the enamel from the surfaces. This will make room for the dental crowns in the bridge. When they are ready, your dentist will make an impression of the smile and will send it to a dental lab where the bridge will be made. While you wait for the restoration to be sent to the office, your dentist will place temporary crowns over the anchoring teeth.
Dental bridge care
The good news is that your dental bridge can last a lifetime. The bad news is that it only lasts this long if you take good care of it. This means you need to care for it like your other teeth by brushing every morning and night, flossing and rinsing daily, and visiting your dentist for your checkups every six months.
To learn more about dental bridges or to see if this restoration is right for you, please contact North Pointe Dental Care today at 630-245-0200 and schedule an appointment. Our dental team is happy to hear from and help you, so please don’t hesitate to reach out to us!