You’re probably familiar with a dental bridge, which can help replace your missing teeth. But what if we could provide a longer lasting alternative? We can use dental implants to provide a more secure and longer lasting tooth replacement option.
Common Questions About Implant Bridges
Question: How does a bridge work?
Answer: A dental bridge replaces between one and three lost teeth in a row. Traditional bridges involve preparing teeth on either side of the gap, removing structure to make room for the crowns that anchor the new teeth in place. They last about 10 to 15 years on average.
Question: What benefits do dental implants offer?
Answer: Dental implants actually offer a number of different benefits. First, you don’t need to forgo additional tooth structure, as the implants are inserted into the jaw and act as new roots. In addition, these “new roots” stimulate jawbone growth, preserving your structure and allowing the new prosthetic to last for decades or potentially even a lifetime.
Question: How will I care for my new prosthetic?
Answer: We will provide detailed instructions for cleaning your prosthetic, particularly the area under the replacement teeth between the gums and bridges. In addition, we will recommend taking good care of your other teeth as well. Maintaining good oral hygiene can reduce the risk of periodontal disease, which in the advanced stages can place dental implants at risk of failure.
Question: What happens if tooth loss isn’t addressed?
Answer: Without replacement, missing teeth can mean a greater risk of difficulty eating, speaking clearly, misalignment, and loss of jawbone tissue, which can lead to further tooth loss. If you have any questions about implant bridges, then please contact our office today.
ABOUT YOUR DEERFIELD, IL DENTIST:
Dr. Brent Engelberg and his highly-skilled team proudly serve patients and their families from Arlington Heights, IL, and all surrounding communities, including; Northbrook, Deerfield, Highland Park, Wilmette, Winnetka, Glencoe, Vernon Hills, Lincolnshire, Libertyville, Skokie, Evanston, Palatine, Schaumburg, Elk Grove Village, Rolling Meadows, and the Northern and Northwest Chicago Suburbs. To learn more, schedule a consultation online, or call our office today at (847) 230-9703.