Tooth loss can have an incredibly detrimental effect on confidence and self-image. It may also have a negative impact on overall dental health. The remaining teeth can drift out of position altering the bite, which can lead to additional decay, tooth loss, and gum disease.
At Smiles by Design, our dentists may recommend a dental bridge be placed in the mouth in an attempt to halt the progress of any or all of the additional negative effects of tooth loss.
A dental bridge is created by placing crowns on both teeth adjacent to the empty space, and attaching an artificial tooth to the crowns to fill the area once occupied by the removed tooth.
Bridges are very similar to natural teeth, so a good oral hygiene regimen of regular brushing and flossing can keep it looking great for years. A special dental floss will be recommended that will allow you to get under the bridge to remove any food particles that find their way there.
Come in today, or give us a call, so that we can help you on the journey to a healthier smile. With over 20 years of serving the greater Chicago area, we have the experience and tools to help you reach your smile potential!
We offer more Restorative Dentistry Services – Smiles by Design offers a full range of restorative dentistry options that will give you back the confidence and functionality you have been living without. Our restorative dental treatments are designed to enhance our patients’ lives by giving them back the smile they deserve.
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Are you in need of the highest quality restorative dentistry in the greater Chicago area? Are you missing a tooth or multiple teeth? Then contact Smiles by Design today, and learn about the ways a bridge could change your life!