Dental Bridges
in New Lenox, IL

A dental “bridge” does exactly what its name suggests--it serves to bridge the gap left by a missing tooth to improve the appearance of your smile and maintain the health and function of your bite. A bridge includes one or more false teeth that are kept in place by the teeth situated on either side of the gap. The false teeth, or pontics, are usually made from porcelain and are designed to blend in with your natural teeth.

Are you interested in getting a dental bridge?
Dr. Leesa and her team can help. Call us today at (815) 462-4838.

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How Dental Bridges are Placed

With a traditional dental bridge, the false tooth or teeth can be held in place with dental crowns cemented to the abutting teeth (the teeth on either side of the gap). Along with the traditional dental bridge, there is also the cantilever bridge, where a crown is cemented to just one abutting tooth to “bridge” the gap left by the missing tooth. There is also the implant-supported dental bridge, which provides a permanent, stable foundation for the new crown.

The Benefits of Implant-Supported Bridges

An implant-supported bridge involves having one implant placed for every missing tooth. These implants hold the dental bridge in position.

  • Implant-supported dental bridges are generally the strongest and most stable dental bridge option, but they usually require two surgical procedures for placement; one for embedding the implants into the jawbone, and another for placing the bridge.
  • Implant bridges are strong, able to withstand the force of daily biting and chewing.
  • You won’t have to worry about the bridge ever coming loose or falling out.
  • The implants will also help to preserve your jawbone.
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The Benefits of Traditional Dental Bridges

Implant-supported bridges are much more expensive than traditional bridges, and require two separate surgeries to be placed. If you happen to be missing two or more consecutive teeth, a traditional bridge might be a more cost-effective and practical option.

At Lincolnway Dental Associates in New Lenox, IL, we want to make sure you get the best treatment possible while also staying within your budget. We would be happy to see you in person to discuss your needs and help you choose the right dental bridge or bridges for your smile.

Call us today at (815) 462-4838 to make an appointment!