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Looking For Tooth Replacement With Dental Bridge?

Tooth replacement with dental bridge is a fixed method to replace a missing tooth or teeth. A bridge is cemented to the teeth surrounding the space left by the missing tooth. A dental bridge can also be placed on two dental implants. Dr. Elseweifi offers many types of dental bridges in Chicago.

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Types of Dental Bridge

A dental bridge can be of several types:

  • Traditional bridge: The bridge is made up of two crowns and a replacement tooth (pontice) in the middle.
  • Bonded Bridge: The bridge is formed of a replacement tooth (pontic) that is bonded to the teeth on either sides of the space. 

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Traditional bridge

bonded bridge
Bonded bridge

Alternatives of a Dental Bridge

Alternatives to a dental bridge are dental implants and removable partial dentures.

Benefits of a Dental Bridge

Missing teeth create gaps in your smile and can affect your dental health. A bridge can:

  • Restore or improve your chewing ability and your enjoyment of food.
  • Restore your proper speech and pronunciation of letters.
  • A bridge for front teeth can restore or improve your smile
  • Prevent teeth on either sides of the space and opposing teeth from shifting, which causes decay and gum disease.

Dental Bridge Vs Dental Implants

bridge vs implant

A fixed replacement of a missing tooth can be a bridge or a dental implant. Both have advantages and disadvantages.

Pros and Cons of Dental Implants


  • A dental implants looks and feels more natural than a dental bridge.
  • A dental implant preserves the bone by replacing the missing tooth root.
  • A dental implant does not need preparation of cutting of adjacent healthy teeth.


  • An implant needs surgery to place the titanium root into the bone. Dental implant surgery requires good health and enough bone. Any surgical procedure entails risks.
  • Dental implant treatment needs more time for implant healing and restoration.Treatment may take several months.
  • Treatment with dental implants is often more costly than a dental bridge.

Pros and Cons of Dental Bridges


  • A dental bridge is a non-surgical restorative procedure.  It can be used where there is no bone to support a dental implant.A bridge can be used when general health does not allow surgery.
  • A dental bridge usually takes two visits and can be finished withing few weeks.
  • A dental bridge is often less expensive than dental implants.


  • Because a bridge is formed of three connected teeth, it can cause a challenge in home cleaning.
  • A bridge requires preparation of adjacent teeth. This may be a concern when adjacent teeth are healthy. 

If you are looking for a dental bridge in Chicago, call us today for a free consultation.

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