Dental Bridges for Patients in Hilliard and Upper Arlington, Ohio
Dr. Dana Walters helps Hilliard and Upper Arlington, Ohio patients enhance their smiles through dental bridges. A dental bridge is an artificial tooth that is created for one or more missing teeth. Dental bridges can help restore a patient’s smile, speaking and chewing capabilities, and confidence levels.
This special type of dental appliance is supported by either a person’s natural teeth or dental implants. There are typically two types of bridges – a removable bridge and a fixed bridged. Dental bridges are made out of alloy, gold, porcelain or a combination of all three.
When receiving a bridge, a person will need to have at least two visits in the dentist’s office to make sure the bridge is sculpted and fitted correctly. The cost of dental bridges will depend on which type of bridge is used. After a person has received his or her dental bridge, it is important for he or she to take appropriate oral hygiene measures to ensure a healthy smile and to safeguard the longevity of the dental bridge. With proper dental care, bridges can last up to 15 years.