Repair Your Smile with a Dental Bridge
A dental bridge is a fixed restoration that replaces one or more missing teeth to restore form and function to a smile compromised by tooth loss. A bridge can be supported by surrounding teeth or by dental implants, depending on your needs and candidacy. At his dental practice in Chicago, IL, Dr. Robert W. Hessberger offers both traditional and implant-supported bridges to fit a variety of needs. If you select an implant-supported bridge, we can place your implants in our office. As our patient, you can expect comfortable and courteous care at every stage of treatment.
Assessing Your Candidacy
If you are missing one to three consecutive teeth, you are likely a candidate for a dental bridge. These restorations can bridge the gap between missing teeth to improve dental function when eating and speaking. The best way to determine the appropriate type of bridge for your needs is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Hessberger. During the appointment, he can take scans and x-rays to examine the health of your jaw and remaining teeth. He can also perform a comprehensive examination of your oral health. This information can help determine your candidacy for dental implants and diagnose any underlying issues that may affect the stability of your restoration.
Some patients may have lost too many teeth for a bridge to be the ideal solution. Our team also offers both traditional and implant-supported dentures for those who need to replace more teeth. Additionally, patients who have lost only one tooth can often achieve superior results with a single implant-supported crown rather than a traditional bridge.