Missing teeth need to get replaced. Gaps in your mouth can lead to difficulties with chewing and speaking, as well as giving bacteria a chance to degrade your oral health.

Bridges are one of several methods we have for replacing natural teeth. Learn more about them, including why they're used and what you can expect if you get one.

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Who’s a Good Candidate for Bridges?

If you’re missing one or more teeth, we’re likely going to recommend either implants or bridges.

Bridges are often better if you’re missing multiple consecutive teeth, since one bridge is more cost-effective than attaching a new implant for each tooth. That said, implants are preferable if the teeth surrounding the gap aren’t healthy.

If you’ve lost many of your teeth, you may be a better candidate for dentures.

What Kind of Bridges Do You Offer?

When making bridges, we can use:

  • Gold Alloys
  • Porcelain Fused to Metal
  • Ceramic

The choice of material depends on strength, wear, and aesthetics requirements. Bridgework is as much an art as it is a science, so we’ll discuss the factors influencing which materials are best suited for your needs.

Living with Dental Bridges

You can eat normally with dental bridges, and they should last anywhere from 5-15 years. How long yours lasts will depend on several factors, which your dentist will explain to you before you undergo the procedure.

Need Bridges in Morton, Illinois?

Morton Dental Service proudly combines state-of-the-art technology with a hometown touch. We’re here to ensure you get all the dental care you need.

Have any questions about what we can do for you? Looking to book an appointment with us? Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us today!