When you feel good about your smile, you tend to feel good about your appearance and the way others perceive you. Unfortunately, if you are missing even a single tooth, you may find that your confidence has begun to decline. Beyond the cosmetic changes, you may also find that your missing tooth causes you daily upset when it comes to attempting to chew your food or to talk with those around you. Rest assured, you have options. Fortunately, a dental bridge can replace tooth loss patterns including one tooth or up to three missing teeth that sit side-by-side. Does this sound like what you have been looking for and you’re ready for some more details? Learn more:
About A Dental Bridge
A bridge is well-suited only to patients missing one tooth or up to three teeth in a row because of its construction. Unlike other prosthetics, this one is composed of a series of artificial teeth. Just like a bridge you may see stretching over a river, it is created to connect one side to the other. In this case, on either side of the bridge, a dental crown will be bonded over the natural tooth sitting on either side of your opening. Within the opening, artificial teeth called pontics will rest, filling the space. The result? A complete smile.
Why Choose A Bridge?
You should choose a bridge if you are looking for a fixed prosthetic – or one that remains cemented in place. This is unlike a partial denture that you will place in your mouth and then remove on a daily basis. Wondering about the additional benefits? Look over the following:
- A bridge will blend beautifully with your surrounding smile because we will color-match your crowns and pontics to your natural teeth
- A dental bridge will restore daily functions, including speaking and eating
- Bridges offer a more cost-effective option than dental implants
ABOUT YOUR LAKE FOREST, IL DENTIST:
Aside from providing dependable family, general, and restorative dentistry services to our community, Dr. James Fondriest also holds respected academic appointments at the Pankey Institute in Key Biscayne, FL, and the Spear Institute in Scottsdale, AZ, and he is an adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Prosthodontics at the University of Florida Dental School. At Lake Forest Dental Arts, Dr. Fondriest combines his impressive array of experience with modern technology and caring, compassionate, knowledgeable staff, and we proudly serve patients from West Forest Lake, Kennedy, Lake Bluff, Skokie, Junction, and all surrounding communities. To schedule a consultation, call our office today at (847) 234-0517.