If you have numerous teeth that require replacing, a dental bridge could be a good option for you. Dental Group at Polaris collaborates with premier dental bridge experts in Lewis Center, OH to bring you the best results possible.
What is a dental bridge?
A dental bridge is made up of one or more artificial teeth to fill gaps between your teeth. Several kinds of substances can be used to make a dental bridge like metal alloys and ceramics.
We take impressions of your mouth then a laboratory creates a bridge to fit with your other teeth. A dental bridge contains artificial teeth called pontics and commonly has dental crowns on both ends. The crowns are attached to your teeth and keeps the bridge situated.
Implants can be used either with or without the placement of dental crowns if your teeth are unable to support the dental bridge on its own. This creates an extra element of support for your bridge.
Why do I need a dental bridge?
If you have one or more missing teeth your mouth might not be functioning properly and your bite may be affected.
Missing teeth can allow other teeth to move into the vacant space. This may cause pain by placing more stress on your jaw joints and teeth. The teeth that have moved are now more susceptible to gum disease and tooth decay since it is more difficult to properly clean them.
Bone shrinkage may occur where there once was a tooth. The way the cheeks and lips are supported by the jawbone may change as the bone shrinks. Your face may look different over time as a result.
How do I know if I should get a dental bridge?
Speak with one of our professionals to see if dental bridges are a good option for you. We will perform a comprehensive examination and determine the best option specific to your dental needs.
At Dental Group at Polaris, we make sure we review all your treatment options and give you the opportunity to ask any questions you might have. We have fitted clients for dental bridges for over 31 years. We proudly serve Lewis Center, Columbus, Powell, Westerville, Galena, and other nearby neighborhoods. You can rest assured knowing we will do everything in our power to provide you with outstanding results.
How do I take care of a dental bridge?
To keep your teeth from discoloration or detaching, you should treat them with an extra amount of care than you would with your real teeth. It is essential you maintain good oral hygiene, especially if your natural teeth are supporting a dental bridge. If your teeth weaken, you jeopardize the support and functionality of your dental bridge and the appearance of your smile.
Routine checkups and professional cleanings are essential to helping assure the proper functionality of your dental bridge. Although your dental bridge may be attached to your real teeth, they still run the risk for problems like gum disease and bone loss, ultimately jeopardizing their appearance and function.
Appropriate oral hygiene is key in removing plaque and other harmful bacteria, allowing your bridge to look great and function properly. For best results, we strongly recommend choosing brands that have the American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance.
Diet plays a huge role not only your dental health, but your overall health as well. We recommend our clients stick to a healthy diet and keep away from foods that may stain their teeth or dental bridge, causing discoloration and distortion.
Our staff will happily offer advice for all your treatment options. Call us today at (614) 888-3692 to schedule an appointment. We are in a convenient location and have served the Lewis Center, Columbus, Powell, Westerville, Galena, and other nearby communities for over 31 years. We are eager to help get you the smile you’ve always wanted!
In need of immediate care?
We offer emergency phone consultations to our existing patients. Call us anytime at (614) 888-3692.