Dental Bridges

Dental bridges offered at Wicker Park Dental Studio provide a time-tested solution for replacing one or more missing teeth, helping our patients in Chicago regain a complete and functional smile.

What Are Dental Bridges and How Do They Work?

A dental bridge consists of one or more artificial teeth (pontics) held in place by crowns attached to the adjacent teeth (abutments). It bridges the gap left by missing teeth, restoring both the appearance and function of your smile.

What Types of Dental Bridges Are Available?

We offer various types of bridges, including:

  • Traditional Bridges: The most common type, ideal for when there are natural teeth on both sides of the gap.
  • Cantilever Bridges: Used when there are adjacent teeth on only one side of the missing tooth.
  • Maryland Bridges: Consist of a pontic held in place by a metal or porcelain framework, bonded to the backs of adjacent teeth.
  • Implant-Supported Bridges: Supported by dental implants rather than crowns or frameworks.

How Is the Dental Bridge Procedure Performed?

The procedure typically involves:

  • Preparation: Reshaping the abutment teeth and taking impressions.
  • Temporary Bridge: Placing a temporary bridge to protect the prepared teeth.
  • Custom Bridge Creation: Fabricating your custom bridge in a dental lab.
  • Final Placement: Fitting and adjusting the permanent bridge.

What Care and Maintenance Do Dental Bridges Require?

Proper care includes regular brushing, flossing, and professional cleanings. It's important to maintain good oral hygiene to ensure the longevity of your bridge and the health of surrounding teeth.

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Reclaim Your Smile with a Dental Bridge

Contact us to explore your options with dental bridges and restore the functionality and appearance of your smile.