At AlwaysGreatSmiles.com, we are excited to offer dental bridges to you. A dental bridge is a fixed (or non-removable) solution to many cosmetic and health problems that can occur in your mouth. Some of the benefits a porcelain fixed bridge can provide include:
- Fill the spaces of missing teeth
- Maintain facial structure
- Prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position
- Restore your chewing and speaking ability
- Restore your smile
- Upgrade a removable partial denture to a permanent dental appliance
There are several varieties of bridges. A consultation with one of our dentists, Drs. Pecora, Langner, Zaremba, Jourdan, and Vravick, is important when deciding which option is best for you. Most commonly, dental bridges are made from porcelain because this material can be made to closely resemble your natural teeth. This type of bridge consists of two different anchors, which can be a crown on a natural tooth or an implant and at least one artificial tooth, also known as a pontic. The anchors are attached to the pontics (artificial teeth) to fill the gap created by one or more missing teeth.
Dental bridges are durable and are expected to last many years. If you have any questions about the benefits of a dental bridge in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, we invite you to contact us today.