Dental Bridges

Teeth Replacement in Westerville, OH

Dental Bridges Westerville, OH - Westar DentalWhen teeth are lost or removed, a variety of problems follow: an unbalanced bite, sagging facial muscles, and an impaired ability to chew and speak clearly. Teeth adjacent to the missing tooth can drift into the gap, causing further problems.

Bridges are a tried and true solution for replacing missing teeth. Dr. Oh can fabricate a false tooth, or “pontic,” which attaches to the teeth on either side of the gap, called “abutments.” Pontics literally form a bridge that spans the space where the missing tooth once stood. Bridges restore your ability to chew, stabilize your bite, and support the adjacent teeth. The pontic bonds to the abutments and is not removable, allowing you to chew and speak with confidence.

Replacing missing teeth with a fixed bridge keeps your bite balanced, eliminates uneven wear on your remaining teeth, supports your facial muscles, and helps stabilize the joints of your jaw. If you are missing one or more teeth, bridges might be the solution you need. Call (614) 568-4021 today to see if dental bridges are right for you.