A dental bridge is a common procedure used to literally bridge the gap between two or more teeth. Dental bridges involve a synthetic, porcelain tooth, which is attached to two dental crowns on either side. These crowns are then fitted to the teeth that surround the gap where the bridge itself will go. Your Lake Forest dentist is proud to offer dental bridge services to those who find that dental implants are not the right choice for them.
How Dental Bridges Help
Dental bridges provide a number of benefits to those with missing teeth, or large gaps between teeth. This cosmetic tool can help restore your bite so that chewing and speaking come more naturally. In addition to increasing the ease of these everyday activities, a dental bridge can restore your smile to its natural beauty, and help maintain the shape of your face and the position of your natural teeth. To see what dental bridges can do for your, check out our dental bridge before and after photo gallery.
Different Types of Dental Bridges
At Lake Forest Dental Arts we offer two types of dental bridges: all-porcelain bridges, and porcelain bridges hat have a metal substructure supporting them (PFM Bridge). Dental bridges made entirely of porcelain are permanent tooth replacements, and can be easily manipulated to create pleasing esthetic results. For patients who suffer from bruxism, the clenching or grinding of teeth, dental bridges with a sturdy metal substructure are more appropriate, since porcelain veneering uses a porcelain substructure that can chip or fracture if subjected to extreme pressure or force. The metal materials used by Dr. Fondriest are biocompatible, precious alloys, made primarily of gold.
Will I Suffer from Dental Bridge Problems?
If you maintain good oral hygiene and don’t use your teeth for anything other than their intended purpose, you should expect dental bridges to last from ten to fifteen years. Your natural teeth are the foundations supporting your dental bridge, so maintaining your dental bridge means taking care of the rest of your teeth too. Dental bridges that become loose or fractured are usually the result of poor oral hygiene, or misuse of teeth. A tip from Dr. Fondriest: don’t open bottles with your dental bridge.
Contact Lake Forest Dental Arts Today
If you would like to discuss returning your smile to its natural beauty using dental implants or dental bridges, don’t hesitate to contact us today. You can reach Lake Forest Dental Arts by calling (847)234-0517.
Dr Fondriest is a Nationally recognized and highly sought after cosmetic dentist serving clients from throughout the United States