Restorative ServicesDental Bridges
Chicago Dental Care – Larry A. Fisher, DDS
Welcome to Six Corners Family Dental, where we offer top-notch dental bridge services to patients in Chicago.
Our experienced dentist, Dr. Larry A. Fisher, DDS, has been providing high-quality dental care to patients in the Chicago area for over 40 years and is known for his exceptional dental bridge work.
A dental bridge is one of many options to replace teeth. The doctors at our six corners Chicago dental center make beautiful and functional bridges, which look completely natural!
A dental bridge is a restorative dental treatment that is used to replace missing teeth. The goal of a dental bridge is to restore the function and appearance of the smile by filling in the gap created by missing teeth. A dental bridge typically consists of two dental crowns, which are placed on the teeth adjacent to the gap, and one or more false teeth, which are suspended between the crowns to fill in the gap.
There are several different types of dental bridges, including traditional bridges, cantilever bridges, and implant-supported bridges. The type of bridge that is best for you will depend on the location of your missing teeth, the condition of your surrounding teeth, and your individual needs and goals.
Here’s a step-by-step explanation of the process of getting a dental bridge in Chicago:
Examination and Diagnosis: The first step in the process of getting a dental bridge is to schedule a consultation with a dentist, such as Dr. Larry A. Fisher, DDS. During your appointment, the dentist will examine your teeth and gums and use diagnostic tools, such as x-rays, to determine the best course of action for replacing your missing teeth.
Preparation: If the dental crowns for the bridge will be placed on existing teeth, the dentist will need to prepare those teeth by removing a portion of the enamel to make room for the crowns. This step is important to ensure that the crowns will fit securely on the teeth and to prevent any discomfort or bite problems.
Impression: After the teeth are prepared, the dentist will take an impression of the teeth and surrounding tissues. This impression will be used to create a model of your mouth, which will be used to fabricate the dental bridge.
Fabrication: The dental bridge will be fabricated by a dental laboratory using the impression and other specifications provided by the dentist. The fabrication process typically takes 2-3 weeks.
Placement: Once the dental bridge is complete, the dentist will place it in your mouth and make any necessary adjustments to ensure a comfortable fit. The dentist will also check the bite to ensure that the bridge is functioning properly.
Cementation: After the bridge is adjusted, the dentist will cement it in place, using a strong dental adhesive.
The entire process of getting a dental bridge typically takes 2-3 appointments and can take several weeks from start to finish.
Most patients experience very little discomfort during the procedure and are able to return to their normal activities immediately after the placement appointment.
If you are in need of a dental bridge in Chicago, or if you have any questions about restorative dental services, contact Six Corners Family Dental today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Larry A. Fisher, DDS.
Our experienced dentist will work with you to create a personalized treatment plan to meet your unique needs and goals. With over 40 years of experience, you can trust Dr. Fisher to provide you with the best dental bridge services in Chicago.