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When a tooth is lost to an untreated cavity or some severe form of dental trauma the ramifications to your basic oral function can be profound. This might be further compounded if the void is apparent in your smile, or it affects the general clarity of your speech.

If the missing tooth isn’t restored in a reasonable amount of time by a dentist like Dr. Olaitan Okediji-Registe the structural void in your mouth could start to affect the alignment of the neighboring teeth. In time it could cause multiple teeth in the area to turn and potentially drift out of their correct alignment. As time goes on you could potentially suffer chips, fractured tooth enamel, and chronic dental attrition on multiple teeth.

Fortunately, many of these cases can be resolved by having Dr. Olaitan Okediji-Registe install a dental bridge into the void.

This treatment strategy begins with her preparing abutments out of the two teeth neighboring the void. It involves removing the tooth enamel layer from each tooth. Once this is done an impression will be cast of the area.

This information will be sent to a state of the art dental lab, where professionally trained dental technicians will create the dental bridge from special dental materials. When it’s ready Dr. Olaitan Okediji-Registe will secure the dental bridge in place with a strong dental adhesive.

If you live in Chicago, Illinois, and you have recently lost a tooth, you should call 312-280-0034 to explore the dental restorations available at Magnificent Mile Family Dental.