Tooth bridges are an effective and cost-effective solution for patients who are missing one or more teeth. In fact, Dental Impressions has the best dentist in Chicago! Our dental staff is here to help create a custom bridge to restore your bite and fill in your smile.
A traditional dental bridge is designed to close the gap between existing natural teeth. The size of the bridge is determined by how many teeth are missing. For example, your Chicago dentist can place a 3-, 4-, or 5-unit bridge. Usually, a 3-unit dental bridge consists of a tooth crown on each end and a replacement tooth in the middle. In addition, a bridge can be constructed of a variety of materials, such as porcelain, gold, or alloy.
We perform two types of dental bridges at Dental Impressions: fixed bridges and removable bridges. A fixed dental bridge is permanently placed, whereas a removable bridge can be taken out to clean. A permanently fixed bridge can only be removed by your Chicago dentist.
A fixed bridge can also be implant-supported. An implant-supported dental bridge is a great option if you have several missing teeth. This dental restoration is like a traditional dental bridge, but instead of natural teeth, it is supported by implant posts. Typically, when an implant-supported bridge is placed, a single post is inserted in the jawbone for each lost tooth. After this, the crowns are connected to each other to complete the restoration.
There are multiple important advantages to choosing a dental bridge. Either a fixed or removable dental bridge in Chicago, can:
At Dental Impressions, our trained and experienced Chicago dentist can digitally scan your oral cavity. As a result, we can create a custom dental bridge right in our Chicago dental office. To learn more about dental bridges or to schedule an appointment, call Dental Impressions in Chicago today.