What are dental bridges?

If you are missing one or more teeth, Dr. Brian Homann may suggest a dental bridge. A dental bridge is a non-removable dental appliance used to replace one or multiple lost teeth. Dental bridges use porcelain replacement teeth to bridge the empty space left by a missing tooth. A dental bridge is especially useful for replacing just one tooth or several teeth in a row. We will perform an in-depth examination to determine what type of dental bridge would benefit your smile most.

How are dental bridges put in?

A traditional dental bridge includes a replacement tooth called a pontic and two dental crowns. The teeth adjacent to the missing gap are prepared to receive the dental crowns, which will anchor the bridge into place. Once the crowns and pontic have been fitted and all final adjustments have been made, we will cement the dental bridge into place.

What are the benefits of dental bridges?

Dental bridges are long-lasting tooth replacement options. In Elk Grove Village, Illinois, dental bridges are custom made to look like your natural teeth, so you can be confident that your smile looks naturally beautiful. When in place, the bridge can restore facial volume, enhance the beauty of your smile, and improve your ability to properly speak and eat. If you would like to learn more about the benefits of dental bridges, we encourage you to contact our friendly dental office today.