With the help of restorative dentistry, dentists have the ability to replace missing or lost teeth with bridgework, implants, and/or partial dentures that blend so well with your natural tooth structure that they are unnoticeable.
Choosing the best tooth replacement procedure depends on several factors, including the condition of the teeth adjacent to the space, the shape and amount of gum tissue, and the esthetic display of the smile.
I often recommend bridgework for patients looking to renew and restore their smile. There are two types of dental bridges: an all-porcelain bridge and a PFM bridge.
An all-porcelain bridge is used when dental implants cannot be used to replace a missing tooth. These non-removable tooth replacements can be constructed out of many materials, but porcelain is the highest quality.
Porcelain supported by a metal substructure (PFM) bridge is placed under unusually heavy weights. Because of this, metallic substructures are added for maximized stability.
I’m Dr. James Fondriest, and I invite you to call my boutique dental office in the northshore area of Chicago at (847) 234-0517 to find out more about dental bridges and other restorative dental prostheses.