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Do you have a gap in your mouth because of a missing tooth? If so, it’s time to replace your tooth, improve your bite and oral health, and enhance your smile. Fortunately, you can do all of these things with a dental bridge. A dental bridge in McHenry, Illinois, is a strong dental restoration that is anchored by two dental crowns. It has a crown on each edge and one or more false teeth in the middle, bridging the gap in your smile.

Your dentist, Dr. David A. Browne, will first start the treatment by numbing your mouth with a numbing agent. This will help you have a comfortable experience in the dental chair. Then, he will prepare the neighboring teeth of the gap because they will anchor the dental bridge in place. Your dentist will remove some of the tooth enamel on each tooth to help the crowns fit over them. When the teeth are the right size and shape, your dentist will take an impression of the smile and will send it to a dental lab. At the lab, dental technicians will create your restoration and send it to our office when it’s ready. As you wait, your dentist will cover the anchoring teeth with temporary dental crowns so you can use them.

Remember that your dental bridge can last a lifetime if you take good care of it, so make sure to brush twice a day, floss once a day, rinse daily, and attend your dental cleaning appointments every six months. For more information and details about dental bridges in McHenry, Illinois, please reach out to our dental team at David A. Browne, DDS, PC. When you dial 815-344-6811, we will be here to help you in any way we can. We look forward to hearing from you!