What is a bridge?
A dental bridge is a fixed restoration that can be used to replace either a single tooth or a couple of teeth that are missing in a row. While there are several types of dental bridges available based on your unique dental needs, the most common is the traditional bridge. A traditional dental bridge is made up of two dental crowns and one or more artificial teeth, called pontics. The crowns are placed on the neighboring natural teeth to support the pontic, which replaces the missing tooth. If needed, dental bridges can also be used with dental implants to ensure a stable, effective restoration. Each dental bridge in Chicago, Illinois, is custom made to match the shape and size of your natural teeth, giving your smile a beautiful, natural-looking appearance. Many restorations can be made right at our on-site dental lab, ensuring the highest possible quality and shortest wait times.
Do I need a bridge?
If you have lost one or more teeth, Dr. Hoffman, Dr. Flicker, and Dr. Sher may suggest a bridge to restore your smile. When completed, a bridge can improve your smile by:
- Restoring the shape and volume of your face
- Improving your ability to chew, eat, and speak as normal
- Enhancing the beauty of your smile
- Preventing the neighboring teeth from moving out of position
- Relieving uneven pressure on the bite
To find out whether a dental bridge is the right restoration for your smile, we welcome you to call or visit our dentists at The Dental Implant Associates today.