What is a bridge?

A bridge is a dental restoration that can be used to replace either one missing tooth or a few missing teeth in a row. If your smile is missing one or more teeth, we may suggest a dental bridge in Chicago, Illinois to restore your oral function, health, and appearance. A dental bridge is made up of two dental crowns and one or more artificial teeth. The dental crowns are placed on the teeth or dental implants next to the gap in order to support and anchor the artificial teeth, which fill in the gap left by the missing teeth. Dental bridges are custom designed and fabricated to look like your natural teeth, giving your smile a beautiful, aesthetic look.

Do I need a bridge?

Our friendly dentists may recommend a bridge for our patients who are looking for a non-removable tooth replacement solution. Dental bridges are permanently bonded to your smile in order to:

  • Prevent the remaining natural teeth from drifting into the space left by the missing tooth
  • Restore your facial shape and volume
  • Improve your ability to speak, eat, and chew as usual
  • Enhance the beauty of your smile
  • Alleviate excess stress on the bite

We invite you to contact us today at Essential Dental PC to learn more about bridges and to schedule your consultation with Dr. Carlton and Dr. Dunlap. We are committed to finding the restoration that is right for your smile.