Elgin Tooth Restoration: Dental Implants and Dental Bridges

Elgin Dental Implants and Dental Bridges When my Elgin clients ask me about restorative dentistry, I usually tell them about fixed (or ‘traditional’) dental bridges or tooth implants. A dental bridge is an artificial tooth which replaces a missing tooth. The false tooth (called a ‘pontic’) is fused to porcelain crowns on either side of the missing tooth.

Tooth replacement has been a highly requested procedure at my Elgin dental practice. Patients from Elgin and surrounding areas have expressed concern about tooth replacement for many years. Most of my questions about restorative dentistry have to do with the strength and durability of the tooth replacement.

Dental implants are also popular concern for my Elgin tooth replacement patients. A dental implant consists of a titanium post surgically inserted into the jaw bone to replace the root of the missing tooth. The post integrates with the bone to provide a stable foundation for the replacement tooth.

After it has bonded with the bone (it usually takes three to six months), a smaller post is attached. This post extends above the gum line. The artificial tooth (crown) is then attached. The entire process takes several months, but consistently yields terrific results for Elgin tooth restoration patients. My cosmetic dentistry patients appreciate the fact that I stay up to date on the latest advancements in tooth replacement procedures.

Both smile restoration options preserve or restore facial contour and allow you to talk and eat normally. Tooth replacements prevent adjoining teeth from gradually shifting and can help correct bite problems, too. Tooth implants and dental bridges can replace one or more missing teeth. Many Elgin area dental patients have been treated successfully with these tooth restoration alternatives.

Call David Rice DDS and ask for Dr. David Rice to schedule an evaluation for Elgin tooth restoration. You can schedule your tooth restoration by calling us at 847-741-2353.

Memberships & Associations

Dr. David Rice, DDS, KOIS Center Clinical Instructor membership page The American Academy of Restorative Dentistry membership logo for Dr. Rice, DDS Elgin dentist Dr. David Rice is a member of the American Dental Association Illinois State Dental Society membership badge for Dr. David Rice, DDS

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