Bridges are dental prosthetics used to replace missing or lost teeth. A dental bridge is what we call “fixed”, meaning the prosthetic is glued into your mouth and cannot come out unless removed by your dentist.
A dental bridge works by preparing the healthy teeth on either side of a missing tooth area for crowns. Rather than the crowns being separate and distinct units, a dental bridge suspends a fake or “pontic” tooth in between these two new crowns to “span” the gap much like a roadway on 2 pylons over a gorge or river. The bridge is made by a technician in a dental laboratory as one solid piece of metal, ceramic or a combination of the two.
A “three unit bridge” uses two existing teeth to help carry the load and fill the space of a single missing tooth. Occasionally, additional teeth may be added into the bridge to add strength or improve aesthetics. Dental bridges can also be made using 2 or more implants to achieve a similar result.
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If you are struggling with missing teeth, a dental bridge is the perfect solution to fill the gaps. Our expert team in Granville offers dental bridges as part of our restorative dentistry solutions. Dr. Mark and the team will examine your teeth and create a customized dental bridge plan to help fill in the gaps, maintain the shape of your face and relieve stress on your bite. Schedule a dental bridge consultation in Granville today!
Our full service dental practice is located in heart of downtown Granville next to the Park National Bank. Easy to find, with street parking in front of our office or available off street parking behind our office in the East Elm lot. We have morning and evening hours to fit your busy schedule and can easily accommodate family cleanings. Our dental practice in Granville provides expert bridge dentistry services as part of our general and restorative dentistry, serving patients in Granville, Ohio including Etna, Heath, Hebron, Millersport, Pataskala, Newark, Alexandria and surrounding areas in Licking County.
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