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Dental Bridges Specialist

Global Facial Aesthetics

Cosmetic Dentists & Implant Specialist located in River Forest, IL

Dental bridges can replace a tooth the easy way. A bridge doesn’t require denture wear, nor do you need surgery. Gary Alder, DDS, FAGD, DAAPM, Irene Skirius, DDS, and the experienced dental team at Global Facial Aesthetics offer custom-made dental bridges at their state-of-the-art River Forest, Illinois, office. Click the online link or call the office to arrange your appointment.

Dental Bridges Q&A

What is a dental bridge?

A dental bridge is a prosthetic tooth anchored by crowns on each side. Dental bridges are an ideal way to replace a lost tooth if you want a permanent (non-removable) tooth restoration and don’t want to have surgery as is needed for dental implants. 

What is the process for dental bridges?

The first step is a comprehensive exam, including digital imaging like X-rays and cone beam computed tomography (CBCT). Using your detailed images, the specialists at Global Facial Aesthetics design a dental bridge that fills the gap in your smile. 

Your dentist removes a small amount of enamel from the teeth receiving the crowns. That allows the crowns to fit in with the rest of your teeth evenly. 

The Global Facial Aesthetics specialists create your new bridge at their in-house dental lab. Your bridge features CEREC all-ceramic crowns along with a prosthetic tooth that exactly matches the lost one. 

Your dentist attaches your bridge by applying dental cement to your natural teeth, then fitting it firmly into place. 

What are the benefits of dental bridges?

Benefits of dental bridges include:

Maintaining healthy bone

When you don’t replace a missing tooth, the bone beneath your gums starts to wear away. Over time, this can lead to weakening tooth support, loose teeth, and tooth loss. 

Improving function

Dental bridges can greatly improve your oral function. It’s hard to speak normally if you have a missing tooth, and a bridge can help you speak just as you did before. Chewing is also a challenge if you have a missing tooth. Plus, food can easily become trapped in the gap. A bridge can correct all of these issues. 

Improved appearance

A dental bridge gives you a full smile and boosts your confidence. Also, bone loss due to missing teeth can potentially lead to a sunken face over time. Dental bridges can help you look your best by completing your smile and maintaining your facial structure. 

Replacing a missing tooth is the best thing you can do for your oral health. 

Learn more about how dental bridges can complete your smile by calling Global Facial Aesthetics or clicking the online appointment scheduling tool.