Have you lost one or more teeth? Would you like to replace your tooth with a strong, stable restoration? If so, Dr. Gary Wegmann may recommend a dental bridge for your smile. A bridge is one of the restorations we offer at our dental office to replace missing teeth. A dental bridge can be used to replace a single missing tooth or a couple of teeth that are missing in a row. The bridge, which includes two dental crowns and an artificial tooth called a pontic, is anchored on the adjacent natural teeth or dental implants. By placing the crowns on these anchoring teeth, the bridge is held in place.
A dental bridge can provide several benefits to your smile. Our dentist may suggest a bridge to:
- Restore your ability to properly chew, eat, and speak
- Improve the volume and shape of your face
- Enhance the appearance of your smile
- Prevent the remaining teeth from shifting out of place
- Relieve excessive stress on the other teeth
Your dental bridge in Chicago, Illinois, will be custom designed and created to fit your smile aesthetically and comfortably. To learn more about bridges and our other tooth replacement options, we welcome you to call or visit us soon at The Chicago Family Dental Center. We are dedicated to returning your smile to its full potential!