Fixed dental bridges are a permanent method of concealing tooth loss. In order to successfully implant your new dental bridge, Dr. Haque of Oak Brook Smiles must utilize nearby remaining teeth for support. This dental device is extremely durable and typically lasts for several years before you need to replace it. A dental bridge constructed from porcelain provides the most realistic looking teeth replacement. This is because porcelain comes closest to matching the shading of your existing teeth.
Reasons to Consider Getting a Fixed Dental Bridge
There are several reasons Dr. Haque may recommend a fixed dental bridge. Some of the most common ones include:
- Filling in the space left by an extracted tooth or a tooth lost in an accident
- Improve your facial shape and maintain its overall integrity
- The permanent bridge keeps your remaining teeth from drifting out of position
- Improves speaking and chewing abilities
- Improves your smile
- If you have a temporary removable denture, you may want to upgrade to a permanent fixture
What is Involved in Getting Fixed Dental Bridges?
Dr. Haque requires two separate appointments when fitting you with your permanent dental device. During the first session, he takes an impression of your teeth and jaw. When the impression hardens and is completely formed, he delivers it to our onsite laboratory. The technicians there use it to produce your permanent dental bridge. In the meantime, Dr. Haque fits you with a temporary bridge. This allows you to get used to wearing one before you come back for your second appointment.
Before placing your permanent bridge in your mouth, Dr. Haque checks it to ensure a proper fit. If all looks good, he places it in the space left by your missing tooth and permanently cements it into place.
Determining Fixed Dental Bridges Cost
You should check with your dental insurance provider before the procedure to see how much of it is covered. If you will be financing any of it, ask our office staff for details about payment options.