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 New Albany offers dental bridges as part of our restorative dentistry solutions. Dr. Hudoba, 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 New Albany today!
We are a full-service dental practice, located in New Albany, near the intersection of High St. and Main St. Our facility features plenty of parking, including handicap accessible spots with easy access to the entrance. Our dental practice in New Albany provides expert dental bridge dentistry as part of our cosmetic dentistry, serving patients in New Albany, Gahanna, Reynoldsburg, Huber Ridge, and the surrounding areas in Franklin County.
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