If you’re a missing tooth, or will need to get teeth pulled in the near future, there’s a fixed dental prosthesis known as a dental bridge that can restore that missing piece of your smile. Dental bridges can return full functionality to your teeth while giving your teeth an aesthetic upgrade. Similar to dentures, a dental bridge will look and feel like your original teeth, giving you back confidence that comes with having a bright and healthy smile. Dental Bridges are secured into the mouth by removing the natural structure of the two teeth on either side of a missing tooth and turning them into dental crowns. After your first crown appointment, when the original tooth structures are made into posts, the custom-made bridge is then reinforced onto the posts with the prosthetic tooth structure covering the missing tooth area.
Once your dental prosthesis has been secured, it will be remarkably strong, stable and natural looking. You’ll be able to bite, eat and chew as you did before you lost the tooth. And, your new dental bridges will be so durable that they may last you over ten years.
Dental bridges can be a perfect, long-term replacement for a missing tooth. By filling in a gap left by missing teeth, the bridge will ensure that adjacent teeth don’t move out of their optimum position. The integrity of your teeth will be restored and because the dental prosthesis will be fixed, unlike dentures, they won’t slip out of place.
Contact Us for Dental Bridge Care
If, you’re missing one or more teeth, and would like to learn more about dental bridges, please give us a call at 773.244.9500 or contact us via email. Our dentists and dental assistants will address your concerns and answer your questions. We look forward to hearing from you!