Dental Bridge Fox Lake IL
Replacing missing teeth is extremely important. Gaps between teeth can leave the gums open to infection and bacteria and over time the bone can deteriorate and affect neighboring teeth. Dental bridges are used to literally “bridge the gap” between teeth in order to fill in the gaps created by missing teeth.
Infinity Dental of Fox Lake offers several treatment options for missing teeth including dental bridges. Our dentists can evaluate your teeth and gums to determine if a dental bridge is right for you. Dental bridges can be separated into two categories: fixed dental bridge and removable dental bridge.
Removable Dental Bridges vs. Fixed Dental Bridges
A removable dental bridge is typically used as a temporary placeholder while the patient is waiting to have a fixed dental bridge or dental implant. A fixed dental bridge is essentially a replacement tooth that is secured by two crowns on either side of the gap. A dental bridge may also be secured using one or more dental implants.
Benefits of Dental Bridges
- Dental Bridges can restore your smile by closing gaps
- Dental Bridges can allow you to properly chew and speak
- Dental Bridges will maintain the shape of your face
- Dental Bridge allows you to bite properly by distributing forces evenly
- Dental Bridges will prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position
Alternatives to Dental Bridges
Dental bridges can place stress on the natural, surrounding teeth. If your surrounding teeth are healthy, a better option to replace missing teeth may be dental implants. The benefits of dental implants offer more term benefits and do not cause damage or wear to remaining teeth. Learn more about dental implants
Schedule a Consultation
If you have missing teeth, call Infinity Dental of Fox Lake for an appointment with one of our dentists to discuss your options. Dental bridges, implants, and may other procedures can restore your smile and keep your teeth healthy.