A bridge is made up of two or more crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap and a false tooth/teeth in between.
A bridge is a restorative treatment to get your smile back to its full shape. Bridges allow you to fill in gaps where you might be missing one or more teeth and provide a realistic look to your smile. Let us help you start smiling again with custom-made fixed bridges in Oak Park.
What are Fixed Bridges?
Fixed bridges are made of realistic-looking materials to create the illusion of a full, bright smile. The bridge is matched perfectly to your existing smile and will be permanently placed onto the area where a tooth may be missing. The adjacent teeth are filed down slightly to make room for the bridge to sit. The pontic, or fake tooth, is in the middle and simply sits on the gum line comfortably to create the appearance of a full smile.
Can I Receive Dental Bridge?
An exam and x-rays will be taken before you are fitted for a fixed bridge to determine if this is the best option for you. Bridges can last for decades before needing to be replaced, so you choose an option that is long-lasting and offers incredible durability. Some of the reasons we here at One Fine Smile may recommend a fixed bridge include:
- You are missing one or more teeth
- You aren’t a viable candidate for an implant, or you’d rather a surgical-free option
- You want an appliance that’s going to be durable and long-lasting
How Does the Procedure for Dental Bridges Work?
The process begins with the dentist re-contouring the teeth that will connect the bridge by removing a portion of enamel to allow room for a crown to be placed over them. Next, impressions of the teeth are taken so that the bridge can be custom made for you. Once the bridge has been created, the dentist will permanently place the bridge. The bridge will look and function just like a natural tooth.
Think You Need Dental Bridges in Oak Park, IL?
A new smile awaits at One Fine Smile. Call us today to learn more about fixed bridges!