Dental Bridges in Elgin, Schaumburg, & Palatine
An incomplete smile due to missing teeth can cause a lot of inconveniences. Not only do teeth help a person speak, bite, and eat properly, they also help maintain natural facial structure and make a smile look healthy and approachable. If you’re missing one or more teeth, you’ll likely quickly notice the difference in these activities. Our custom dental bridges can help you restore your smile and blend in with your natural teeth!
What is a dental bridge?
Dental bridges are durable dental restoration made up of two or more dental crowns attached. The two or more anchoring teeth fill the space where teeth are missing. Dental bridges bridge the gap where one or more teeth used to be. They are customized in color, shape, and size, so they blend with the rest of the surrounding natural teeth. An existing crown cannot be used with a dental bridge.
What problems can dental bridges solve?
Even though dental bridges can replace missing teeth which is great for functionality and aesthetics, bridges for teeth also provide other restorative solutions.
- Dental bridges can maintain facial shape.
- Dental bridges can prevent teeth from shifting or drifting.
- Dental bridges can help restore your smile.
If you are missing teeth and believe you can benefit from a dental bridge, get in touch with our office.
How long do dental bridges usually last?
While durable, dental bridges aren’t indestructible and will require some care to maintain. On average, bridges for teeth last up to ten years. Good oral hygiene combined with routine dental exams and cleanings can encourage good condition of your dental bridge for years to come. There are fixed bridges and implant-supported bridges. When you visit our office, our team will thoroughly evaluate your oral condition and recommend the best type of bridge for you!