What are dental bridges?
If you are missing one or more teeth, Dr. Brian Homann may suggest a dental bridge. A dental bridge is a non-removable dental appliance used to replace one or multiple lost teeth. Dental bridges use porcelain replacement teeth to bridge the empty space left by a missing tooth. A dental bridge is especially useful for replacing just one tooth or several teeth in a row. We will perform an in-depth examination to determine what type of dental bridge would benefit your smile most. We take great pride in making sure our patients get the solutions that will help them smile with confidence.
How are dental bridges put in?
A traditional dental bridge includes a replacement tooth called a pontic and two dental crowns. The teeth adjacent to the missing gap are prepared to receive the dental crowns, which will anchor the bridge into place. Once the crowns and pontic have been fitted and all final adjustments have been made, we will cement the dental bridge into place. Once the bridge is in place, you will be able to enjoy a beautiful smile again without worrying about what people think of the gap in your teeth.
What are the benefits of dental bridges?
Dental bridges are long-lasting tooth replacement options. In Elk Grove Village, Illinois, dental bridges are custom made to look like your natural teeth, so you can be confident that your smile looks naturally beautiful. When in place, the bridge can restore facial volume, enhance the beauty of your smile, and improve your ability to properly speak and eat.
Are dental bridges right for you?
Not everyone is a good candidate for a dental bridges. For instance, if you are missing a large number of teeth, a dental bridges aren’t isn’t the ideal solution for you. However, if you are only missing one tooth, a dental bridges are may be the perfect ideal chance to restore your smile. We will evaluate your dental health and the condition of your teeth and make the appropriate treatment recommendation. It’s our goal to ensure each of our patients is fully satisfied with the result of their treatment.
How effective are they?
One of the biggest concerns our patients have is how a dental bridges will affect the surrounding teeth. The truth is that even the undamaged teeth on either side of the gap must be altered in order to accept the anchor crowns. However, because the teeth are covered by crowns, they are typically well protected from normal chewing forces. With proper care, bridges have the potential to last years, or even decades.
If you would like to learn more about the benefits of dental bridges, we encourage you to contact our friendly dental office today.