There are many different ways you can repair a gap in your smile. Dental implants provide a lasting option but are often expensive. Dentures are inexpensive but impermanent. Bridges, however, strike a good balance between the two and help restore your smile. As the name would suggest, a bridge is a prosthetic device that bridges a gap in your teeth by using crowns and a false tooth. This gives you an esthetic repair for your smile while also preventing the neighboring teeth from shifting in your mouth. A dental bridge in Columbus, Indiana, can:
- Improve your ability to properly chew and speak
- Distribute the forces in your bite and prevent any jaw issues
- Prevent remaining teeth from moving out of position
- Restore the natural beauty of your smile
During your first visit to Rudolph Family Dentistry for a bridge, the neighboring teeth are prepared for their crowns. Dr. Ellen Rudolph Jarvis and William I. Rudolph will recontour the teeth so that the crowns and false tooth will fit securely. After the removal of enamel, our dentist will take an impression of the area, which will serve as a model for your permanent bridge. Dr. Ellen Rudolph Jarvis and William I. Rudolph will the fit your teeth with a temporary bridge that will protect the exposed area. When you visit Rudolph Family Dentistry for the second time, our dentist will remove the temporary bridge and cement the permanent one in place.
To learn more about how a bridge can improve your smile or to schedule an appointment with our dentist, please call or visit our office today. We would love to hear from you.