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Dr. Peter W. Fry, DDS Reviewed by
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Dr Fry and his staff have been so amazing! I am so happy with the work he did on my teeth - everything looks natural and as perfect as real teeth should look ! And I really love the fact he is holistic too. Highly recommend this practice for quality and safe dental care.

Your Chicago dentist offers dental bridges for missing teeth

With the loss of a tooth, one of the first things most people think about is how it is going to impact the aesthetics of their smiles. This is an understandable concern; American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry published a survey that found that 99.7 percent of those who responded said they believe a smile is an important social asset. When asked what they notice first about a person's smile, one of the top answers was missing teeth. A popular method used to restore a missing tooth is a fixed dental bridge. Not only does it restore the aesthetics of the smile but also it protects the patient's oral health.

Your teeth rely on one another for stability and support, when one is missing the others can begin shifting. This can cause a number of problems including a misaligned bite and the formation of pockets that trap plaque, which can cause cavities and increase the risk of gum disease. Another problem is that as the teeth drift they become loose in their sockets, which can result in the loss of more teeth. When Dr. Fry places a dental bridge, it provides the stability and support that was lost with the missing tooth.

What is a fixed dental bridge and how is it placed?
Commonly referred to simply as a “bridge” it consists of two crowns with a false tooth (pontic) in-between them. In some cases a bridge can be used to replace more than one tooth, Dr. Fry will discuss your treatment options.

The process for getting a bridge involves two dental appointments. During the first appointment, Dr. Fry will reshape the teeth on each side of the gap to accommodate the crowns. He will then take impressions of both arches of teeth and determine the shade for your new restoration. A dental laboratory will use this information to fabricate your bridge, which takes about two weeks, so Dr. Fry will place a temporary bridge to protect the prepared teeth. Once he has received your bridge, your second appointment will be scheduled. The temporary will be removed, and the permanent restoration will be checked to ensure it is the proper size, shade, and shape. It will then be cemented in place, restoring both your oral health and the aesthetics of your smile.

If you have lost a tooth, call Dr. Fry's Chicago office today at 773 - 545 1414 and schedule a consultation to find out if a dental bridge is the best choice for you. If you have any questions, Dr. Fry, or a member of his team will be happy to answer them.
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