What is a dental bridge?

A bridge is one of several tooth replacement options we offer at the dental office of Dolnick and Associates. A dental bridge can be used to replace either one missing tooth or multiple missing teeth in a row. The most common type of dental bridge, the traditional bridge, is composed of two dental crowns and one artificial tooth (or more, depending on how many teeth are missing). Our skilled dentist places the crowns on the teeth next to the gap in order to support and anchor the artificial tooth. This ensures that your dental bridge is very stable and will not shift or come loose in your mouth, especially when you speak and eat.

Do I need a dental bridge?

If you are missing one or more teeth, Dr. Dolnick may suggest a dental bridge in Niles, Illinois. Dental bridges are non-removable (fixed) restorations, and they are custom made to look just like your natural teeth. A bridge can improve your smile by:

  • Maintaining your facial shape
  • Improving your ability to speak, chew, and eat as usual
  • Relieving stress on the bite
  • Enhancing the appearance of your smile

To learn more about dental bridges and our other tooth replacement options, please call or visit us today.