Porcelain Bridges & Dentures
When you’re missing one or more teeth, the ones that remain are more susceptible to damage, infection, and migration (shifting out of proper alignment). Fortunately, restorative dentistry offers a number of solutions to replace lost teeth, rebuild your smile, and prevent the damage that results from tooth loss. Modern bridges and dentures, usually made from dental porcelain, are custom-designed prosthetics that are modeled after the healthy, blemish-free versions of the teeth you’ve lost.
A bridge is a fixed dental restoration used to replace a missing tooth or several teeth by joining an artificial tooth permanently to adjacent teeth or dental implants. A bridge is typically made up of an artificial tooth fused between two crowns. A bridge is bonded, so you don’t have to worry about taking it out to clean it like a partial denture.
Dentures are typically removable prosthetics that can be taken out, cleaned, and stored as necessary. Partial dentures are recommended for patients who’ve lost a significant amount of teeth, but not all of them. The prosthetic consists of replacement teeth that fill the empty spaces in your smile while fitting around the teeth that remain. Complete dentures are for patients who’ve lost all of their teeth on one or both dental ridges, and are designed to rebuild the entire ridge with a full row of replacement teeth.
Call Our Dental Office in Norridge, IL, Today!
At our office, we believe that every patient deserves our complete and undivided attention every time they visit us. To us, customized dental care is about more than the treatment you receive, it also includes the time we take to get to know you personally. Your smile is unique, as are your dental health concerns, and we’ll strive to create a long-term dental care plan that’s tailored to your needs and goals. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Elizabeth Mischenko, call our dental office in Norridge, IL, today at 708-453-5320. We have flexible office hours, including evenings, and we always have someone available to answer the phone!
A healthy smile can mean improved overall health as well. We understand how your oral health connects to the rest of you, and strive to offer a variety of dental treatments. Working with our team, Dr. Mischenko can help you enjoy a more beautiful and healthy smile. Whether you need preventive, cosmetic, or restorative dentistry, we can offer a conservative and personalized approach to dental care.