Dental Bridges Rockford IL

Dental bridges, also known as fixed bridges, can be used to replace either one or several missing teeth with one appliance. Bridges are used to close the gap between teeth. They bridge the gap between two teeth.

Dental Bridges at Padron Dental in Rockford

Dental bridges, also known as fixed bridges, can be used to replace either one or several missing teeth with one appliance. Bridges are used to close the gap between teeth. They bridge the gap between two teeth.

Dental bridges are a long-standing traditional restoration solution for replacing missing teeth. Bridges are made up of two major parts. The first part is known as the pontic, which is a false tooth. If more than one tooth needs to be replaced, multiple pontics are used. The second part of the fixed bridge is the part that holds the false tooth or pontic in place. There are several types of dental bridges that are designed to replace missing teeth. The kind of bridge used will depend on how many teeth are missing, and the condition of the surrounding teeth.

The entire team at Padron Dental enjoy helping people in a field where they can apply knowledge, art, science, and beauty. Padron Dental specializes in prosthodontics, which is the treatment and handling of dental and facial problems that involve restoring missing tooth and jaw structure. A prosthodontist is highly trained in cosmetics, dental implants, crowns, bridges, dentures, temporomandibular disorders (TMJ/TMD), and more. We offer you comprehensive dental care in the convenience of one location utilizing the latest techniques in cosmetic, preventative, restorative, and implant dentistry. Call us today at 815-397-3820 to schedule your appointment for an examination for a dental bridge restoration. We are conveniently located at 1646 N Alpine Rd, Rockford, IL 61107.

Replacing one or more missing teeth can be easily achieved using a dental bridge. If you are missing a tooth, you may feel self-conscious about your appearance, but the impact of the missing tooth goes beyond what you see when you smile. Many issues can arise because of a missing tooth including additional tooth loss, decay, and more. Your remaining teeth will usually drift to fill the open space, and gums and surrounding tissue will become more susceptible to decay and disease.

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Searching for dental offices in Rockford Illinois that provide comprehensive care under one roof? Dr. Padron, your family dentist in Rockford, specializes in multiple aspects of dentistry, including dental implants & dental bridges.


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Are You a Candidate for a Dental Bridge?

Depending on how many teeth you are missing, and the condition of your surrounding teeth, a dental bridge might be a good option for you. Other solutions are available for treating missing teeth including crowns, dental implants, and even dentures. It is important to talk with Padron Dental to understand the options when it comes to restoring the look and feel of teeth. Choosing the right solution for you is vital to ensure your teeth are healthy for many years.

Several Different Versions of a Dental Bridge

The most common type of a dental bridge involves using crowns on either side of the new tooth, or pontic. These crowns are prepared as part of the bridge, creating three or more new teeth in a row. Another version of a dental bridge involves using metal or ceramic bands that are fused onto existing neighboring teeth to create the new bridge and teeth. Both versions are viable solutions depending on the health and shape of the existing teeth.

The Benefits of a Dental Bridge

The benefits of having a dental bridge far outweigh any risk. Having a pontic placed in the space where a tooth is missing will prohibit the neighboring teeth from sliding into that gap. While the root space cannot be held, the physical space can be maintained and eliminate the movement of other teeth.

Another benefit of having a dental bridge includes the completion of your bite. Proper alignment and contact of teeth are essential in reducing the risk of any jaw problems, discomfort, premature wearing down of the enamel and more.

Other benefits include maintaining the natural look of your face because missing teeth can cause the skin on your face to sag, which will make you look older than you are. Of course, having a dental bridge placed also helps to improve your self-esteem and your self-confidence.

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Dr. Adriana Padron

Dr. Adriana Padron was born in Venezuela, and is a fourth generation dentist from both sides of her family. Since she was a child, she always showed interest in dentistry and became one when she graduated first in her class from El Bosque University in Bogota, Colombia in 2006.

The Dental Bridge Process

The process of having a dental bridge placed in your mouth can be done in a few simple steps. The first step involves preparing the neighboring teeth, called abutments, to support the bridge. The next step consists of making either a physical or digital impression of these teeth so that the dental lab can fabricate the bridge.

This impression or digital scan will be sent to the dental lab, and within a few weeks the bridge will arrive at Padron Dental and be ready for placement. The bridge will be fitted to make sure it is the proper shape, size, color, and texture. Then, we will adhere the new bridge to the existing teeth using dental bonding cement. This cement is final, and once the bridge is placed, it will not be removed again.

Bridges are made from several long-lasting materials such as porcelain or zirconia. The crowns used to secure the bridge are usually made of porcelain. You may choose metal alloys or even gold, depending on your preferences. Sometimes glass is used in porcelain mixtures to create a shine, like your natural teeth. Whatever the bridge pontics and crowns are made from, caring for them is vital to their longevity and durability.

Aftercare for Your New Dental Bridge

It is important to care for your new dental bridge in the same way you would care for your existing teeth. When they are not properly cared for, dental bridges can cause irritation, infection and even decay to your existing teeth. It is essential to schedule and keep your dental appointments following the placement of a dental bridge.

Special tools might be needed to clean your bridge including threaded floss, dental picks, and water flossers for good oral health and hygiene. Continuing to brush your existing teeth, and especially the teeth immediately surrounding the dental bridge will be critical to the extended success of your dental bridge.

Padron Dental Provides a Dental Experience that is Comfortable and Efficient

The team at Padron Dental will make your visit easy and comfortable.  It is important to us at Padron Dental to provide each patient with the best dental experience possible. Therefore, we keep up to date on the latest dental technologies and techniques, to ensure that your dental bridge treatment is not only effective, but comfortable as well. Whether you need a dental cleaning and exam or an advanced dental implant procedure, we provide you with compassion and expertise. We have brightened the lives and smiles of many patients. Let us brighten yours! You can find us at 1646 N Alpine Rd, Rockford, IL 61107. Or simply give us a call at 815-397-3820 to get your appointment scheduled.