If you have lost teeth, our dentists may recommend replacing them with a dental bridge. This prosthetic tooth replacement is often a good option for individual teeth or for several missing teeth in a row. Dr. Kevin Wolf or Dr. Larry Osborne will examine your mouth and discuss your options with you to determine if a dental bridge is right for you.

What Is A Dental Bridge?

Dental bridges are a fixed (nonremovable) tooth replacement. Bridges are anchored in place through the use of two dental crowns placed on the teeth to either side of the gap in your smile. These crowns hold the bridge in place, ensuring that it remains stable in your mouth and will fully restore the health, function and appearance of your smile. In addition to replacing missing teeth, dental bridges also benefit you by:

  • Restoring your ability to eat, speak and chew normally
  • Alleviating excess stress on your bite
  • Preventing your natural teeth from shifting out of alignment
  • Improving the appearance of your smile
  • Supporting the shape and volume of your face
  • Replacing removable partial dentures

Dental Bridge Process

Dental bridges have traditionally required two appointments to complete – one at which your teeth are prepared and impressions taken in order to design your bridge and the supporting crowns, and a second at which the bridge is anchored in place. However, Wolf and Osborne LTD features state-of-the-art CEREC same-day restoration technology, which allows our dentists to complete your treatment in as little as one visit to our office. With this technology, we can design, create and place your bridge much more quickly to save you time and discomfort and help you leave our office with a totally renewed smile.

Make An Appointment

Give us a call at 217-875-7600 today to schedule a consultation with our experienced dentists and learn more about dental bridges in Decatur, Illinois!