Quiz: Does Your Smile Need A Bridge?

What should you do when you lose a tooth? Well, in order to avoid potentially serious complications, we recommend seeing your dentist right away. To restore the health and function of your smile, we can provide a lifelike dental prosthetic. Does your smile need a dental bridge?

Try Our Quiz on Dental Bridges

  1. True or False: Tooth loss can lead to problems with your smile.
  2. True or False: A bridge can replace multiple lost teeth.
  3. True or False: We will custom-make each prosthetic.
  4. True or False: We can support them with dental implants.

Answer Key

  1. True. When you lose a tooth there’s a risk that a gap in your smile can lead to surrounding teeth drifting, causing misalignment to form and with that, a higher risk of tooth decay and gum disease, as uneven teeth may thorough brushing and flossing difficult. In addition, you can have trouble eating and speaking clearly.
  2. True. When we place a dental bridge, we can replace between one and three teeth in a row. We often recommend this option for addressing minor tooth loss. With proper care and attention, your new prosthetic can last between 10 and 15 years.
  3. True. We first prepare the teeth on either side of the gap, removing a small amount of structure. We then take detailed impressions, which are used to design the prosthetic. The bridge consists of the replacement teeth, or pontics, with crowns on either end. We place the crowns onto the prepared teeth, securing your new ones.
  4. True. We can also discuss dental implants to secure them instead of crowns. This preserves tooth structure while also stimulating jawbone growth, allowing your new prosthetic to last much longer than traditional dental bridges.


Dr. Brent Engelberg and our highly-skilled team proudly serve patients and their families from Arlington Heights, IL, and all surrounding communities, including: Northbrook, Deerfield, Highland Park, Wilmette, Winnetka, Glencoe, Vernon Hills, Lincolnshire, Libertyville, Skokie, Evanston, Palatine, Schaumburg, Elk Grove Village, Rolling Meadows, and the Northern and Northwest Chicago Suburbs. To learn more, schedule a consultation online, or call our office today at 847-259-8030.


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