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Dental Bridges

Missing a tooth can affect your bite, your confidence, and your oral health. 

Dental bridges are a natural-looking and long-lasting way to replace missing teeth.

Our dentists at Premier Dental & Implant Center in Orland Park, IL, provide hand-finished bridges from a trusted local lab.

What Sets Dental Bridges Apart as a Solution?

Dental bridges are an important component of dentistry used to mimic the look and function of natural teeth. Bridges can be supported by neighboring teeth or dental implants, and offer an excellent remedy for many patients with missing teeth. Bridges differ from partial dentures in that bridges typically only replace one to three teeth, while partial dentures can replace more.

How Is a Dental Bridge Created?

Initial assessment

In an initial appointment, your dentist will determine how many teeth you need to replace, as well as the viability of the abutment teeth (neighboring teeth) to provide support for your bridge.

Preparing the area

The abutment teeth are carefully shaped to accommodate dental crowns.

Creating your bridge

An impression of the area is taken and used to create the bridge using a combination of pontics (replacement teeth) and crowns. While your bridge is being created, we can provide a temporary bridge consisting of natural-looking crowns and pontics.

Fitting your bridge

In the next appointment, the finished bridge will be bonded to your abutment teeth using dental cement. Your dentist may make a few adjustments to ensure a precise fit.

A final check

In a follow-up appointment, your dentist will check the integrity of the crowns, pontics, and bridge as whole. You will receive instructions on how to best care for your new dental bridge.

No Need to Worry About Pain or Discomfort

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It's natural to feel anxious before a dental procedure. Our Orland Park, IL, dentists always prioritize your comfort. If you feel apprehensive about your appointment or have trouble sitting for long periods, we offer sedation dentistry services to help you feel calm and comfortable under our care.

Caring for Your Dental Bridge

Avoid certain foods

Hard foods like nuts and popcorn kernels can damage your dental bridge, leading to a need for further work. Sugary, sticky substances like caramels and hard candies can get stuck under your bridge and lead to cavities and gingivitis. These foods aren't off limits, but be mindful of the teeth you use to chew certain foods, and make sure to clean under the bridge as part of your dental hygiene routine.

Practice good oral hygiene

Maintain your dental health by brushing your teeth thoroughly twice a day and flossing at least once daily. Pay special attention to the area around the crowns, pontics, and abutment teeth. You should also purchase special floss to use under your dental bridge.

Schedule regular cleanings with your Orland Park, IL, dental team

Regular checkups are an important part of anyone's dental care routine. Your dentist will ensure that your bridgework is stable and your abutment teeth and gumline are healthy.

Is an Implant-supported Bridge Right for You?

If you elect to receive a dental implant-supported bridge, you will need to first undergo implant placement. This involves a three- to six-month recovery period as the implants fuse to the bone tissue. Once you have healed, we can provide your permanent bridge. Many patients choose this option because it eliminates the need to crown healthy teeth, and the implants provide stimulation that prevents bone atrophy in the jaw.

High Quality at an Affordable Price

Many people worry that a dental bridge might look obvious to others. Our Orland Park, IL, dental team works closely with a local lab to create custom-made, hand-finished dental bridges that look just like your natural teeth.

At Premier Dental & Implant Center, we believe that repairing your smile should be easy on both you and your wallet. Our staff will work with your insurance provider to secure the best possible coverage. If you are uninsured, we work with CareCredit®, a third-party lender that offers low-interest and interest-free payment plans. Our traditional bridges usually cost around $3,300.

"If you want the job done right, this is your place."

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Moe Dama

2021

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Amazing work and very professional. Would recommend to anyone, a couple sessions with Dr. Yamen I could barely recognize my own teeth. We had to be reacquainted. If you want the job done right, this is your place.

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Elizabeth Turiello

2021

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This is my second time here and I have to say, as nervous as I was, everyone here put my mind at ease and made my experience so much better then I could have hoped for...absolutely recommend!

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Yamen Akhras, DDS

Premier Dental & Implant Center

At Premier Dental & Implant Center, we provide high-quality dental care for your entire family. Dr. Yamen Akhras and our team offer a full range of dental services. We are also proud to be affiliated with:

  • American Academy of Periodontology
  • American Dental Association
  • Chicago Dental Associations
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists

For more information about our services, contact our office online or call (708) 873-9709 today.

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Orland Park, IL 60462

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