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Tooth Replacement with Dental Bridge
Chicago, IL

dental bridge Tooth replacement with dental bridge is a fixed replacement of a missing teeth. A bridge in contrast to a denture, a bridge is cemented to the surrounding teeth or dental implants. Yasser Elseweifi DDS, FAGD offers many types of dental bridges in Chicago.

Types of Dental Bridge

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

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

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 implant 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 costlier 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 within 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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