Dental Bridges in Columbus | Riverglen Dental

Dental Bridges in
Columbus, OH

Dental bridges are a popular and effective solution for individuals who have lost one or more teeth. This dental procedure involves creating a literal "bridge" to fill the gap left by the missing tooth or teeth. The bridge is typically made up of two or more crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap (these two or more anchoring teeth are called abutment teeth) and a false tooth/teeth in between. Dental bridges are made from various materials, including gold, alloys, porcelain, or a combination of these materials. They restore your smile and the ability to properly chew and speak, maintaining the shape of your face and distributing the forces in your bite properly.

Dental Bridges in Columbus | Riverglen Dental

Why Should I Get Dental Bridges?

If you're in Columbus and have lost a tooth or several teeth, dental bridges are an excellent option for you. Dental bridges not only restore your smile but also provide a myriad of health benefits. They help maintain your facial structure, preventing it from changing shape due to missing teeth. They also distribute your bite force evenly, reducing the risk of further oral health issues. Dental bridges are a durable and long-lasting solution, and with proper care, they can last for over a decade. Plus, they can improve your speech, which can sometimes be affected by missing teeth.

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The first porcelain dental bridge was introduced in the 18th century!

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The Benefits of Dental Bridges

Restores Smile

One of the most evident benefits of dental bridges is the restoration of your smile. A missing tooth can significantly affect your appearance and self-esteem. With a dental bridge, you can regain your confident smile, enhancing your overall facial aesthetics.

Improves Oral Health

Dental bridges not only restore your smile but also contribute to better oral health. They help maintain the shape of your face by preventing bone loss in the jaw. They also ensure an even distribution of bite force, which reduces the risk of damage to other teeth.

Enhances Speech and Chewing

Missing teeth can affect your ability to speak clearly and chew properly. Dental bridges replace the missing teeth and restore these functions. They help in articulating certain words more clearly and allow you to enjoy your favorite foods without discomfort.

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The Dental Bridges Treatment Process

Initial Consultation and Impressions

The first step in the dental bridges process is a consultation with Dr. Ellen Saslaw. She will evaluate your oral health and determine if a dental bridge is the best solution for your missing teeth. If you're a suitable candidate, she will take impressions of your teeth to create a model for your bridge.

Preparation of Abutment Teeth

Next, the abutment teeth (the teeth on either side of the gap) will be prepared. This involves recontouring these teeth by removing a portion of enamel to allow room for a crown to be placed over them.

Fitting and Cementing the Dental Bridge

Finally, your custom-made dental bridge will be fitted. Dr. Saslaw will check and adjust the bridge as necessary to ensure a perfect fit. Once the fit is confirmed, the dental bridge is cemented into place, completing the process.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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