Bridges are an option for restoring missing teeth without an implant. Bridges use healthy teeth on either side of a missing tooth to anchor a permanent restoration. Missing teeth wreak havoc on your mouth over time. Gaps in the teeth can cause problems with eating and speech, and when a tooth is missing long enough the jaw bone is vulnerable and the structure becomes compromised. Dr. Kathleen Falsey, DDS places permanent bridges to repair patient smiles and restore function to the mouth.
With a bridge, the replacement tooth is held in place by caps on the teeth on either side. The process can usually be completed in two visits. First, an impression of the area is taken so that a dental laboratory can create a bridge that will fit perfectly. On your second visit, the bridge will be cemented into place. Bridges can be replaced if needed but with proper care, they last a lifetime!
To learn more about bridges and all the services we provide, visit www.bayberrydentalcare.com for more information. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Kathleen Falsey, DDS in our Tinley Park, IL office, call Bayberry Dental Care at 708-802-8300.