Dental Bridges

Dental Bridges: Bringing Confidence Back to Your Smile

If you’ve ever lost one of your permanent teeth, you know it can make you feel less confident about smiling in public. Luckily, cosmetic dentistry has come a long way in 30 years. There are multiple options for how to restore your beautiful smile. One of the best options? Dental bridges.

At one point, dental bridges used to be your only option for teeth replacement. While our philosophy is that dental implants are the best option for replacing missing teeth, we understand that they can be cost-prohibitive for some patients. Bridges can be a more affordable option in those circumstances. However, keep in mind that while a dental bridge may be more affordable in the short run, it may cost more over the long-term since you will likely need to have it replaced in 10 years or less.

Sometimes called a fixed partial denture, dental bridges are artificial teeth that are attached directly to either your jaw or under your gum tissue. As you might have guessed, the reason it’s called a bridge is because it literally bridges the gap between your natural teeth and a missing tooth.

While bridges can be made out of gold, alloys, porcelain (or a combination of these), dental implants are far more durable. Typically, dental bridges last up to 10 years, while a dental implant can last a lifetime.

If you get a dental bridge, it’s extremely important to practice excellent oral hygiene. Since some of your natural teeth are still under the bridge, they can still be at risk for decay. Regular flossing can really help keep your bridge clean.

All in all, dental bridges can be a viable option to replace missing teeth. At Advanced Dentistry of Blue Ash, we’ll help you find the tooth replacement option that’s best for you. To schedule an appointment, call 513.891.3333 or go here to start the process online.

Illustration of a dental bridge.

Hours & Contact

Advanced Dentistry of Blue Ash - David J Schlueter DDS Center For Implant & Cosmetic Dentistry
9500 Kenwood Road Blue Ash, OH 45242
Phone: 513-891-3333
Hours: Mon 9:00am – 7:00pm Tue, 8:00am – 2:00pm Wed 10:00am – 7:00pm Thu, Fri 7:00am – 3:00pm Sat 8:00am – 12:00pm

Fax #: 513-729-9789

*Saturday Hours vary by month - Appointments are usually scheduled two saturdays a month.