Dental Bridges in Quincy, Illinois

Dental Bridges

Serving Hannibal and St. Louis, Missouri and Quincy, Illinois areas

Not only are missing teeth cosmetically unappealing, they can affect your speech, and significantly increase the risk of disease and decay in your other teeth and gums. Missing teeth cause more dental problems than almost any other cosmetic dental-related problem.

The most common way to fix missing teeth is by installing a dental bridge. A bridge is basically a false tooth that is attached between two of your natural teeth by two porcelain crowns. The false tooth, or “pontic,” is suspended between the two crowns. The crowns act like a bridge, holding the pontic in place.

Types of dental bridges

Unlike dentures, dental bridges are not removable. Dental bridges come in three different types, and differ in the way they are placed:

Anyone with missing teeth is a candidate for dental bridges. Cosmetic Dentist Dr. Janes will determine which type of bridge is right for you. With proper maintenance, regular brushing and flossing, your dental bridge will last upwards of ten years or more.

Only a qualified and experienced cosmetic dentist can properly match the color of your bridge to that of the rest of your teeth. If you live in the Hannibal, Missouri or Quincy, Illinois area and are in need of a dental bridge, or have further questions regarding the procedure, please contact our cosmetic dentist at the office of Dr. Charles Janes today for an initial dental bridge consultation.

Quincy, Illinois Cosmetic Dentistry by Dr. Charles Janes

Charles W. Janes, D.D.S.
Functional Cosmetic Dentistry & Full Mouth Rehabilitation

"Designing Smiles, Enhancing Life"

501 Clinic Rd., Hannibal, Missouri 63401

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Dr. Charles Janes is a Fellow of the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies