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Missing Teeth? We Can Help!

Dental bridges and partial dentures are common ways to replace missing teeth in adults. If teeth that have been lost are not replaced, the remaining teeth can tip, drift, or extrude into the empty spaces, causing both aesthetic and functional problems within your mouth. If you have missing teeth, visit a doctor for dental bridges and partials to determine if these options are right for you.

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We Can Bridge That Gap!

Bridges are designed to bridge the gap between one or more missing teeth and is typically comprised of two or more crowns fused together and attached to the surrounding teeth. Click on the thumbnails below to view the bridge procedure.

The Benefits of a Crown Include:

  • Enhancing your appearance
  • Covering discolored teeth
  • Attaching a dental bridge
  • Holding a filling in place
  • To protect a weak or cracked tooth
  • To cover a dental implant
  • To strengthen the teeth
  • To restore a tooth to its natural shape and size

How to Know if You May Need a Dental Crown

  • You have weak teeth (i.e.: from decay)
  • To prevent teeth from breaking or cracking
  • You have teeth that are severely worn down or already broken
  • You need a large filling
  • You need a dental bridge to replace a missing tooth
  • Your teeth are misshapen or discolored
  • You have a root canal
  • To restore a tooth to its natural shape and size

Receiving a Partial Denture or Dental Bridge in Lewis Center & Columbus, OH

When teeth are lost, it is very important to have them replaced. If not replaced, surrounding teeth may drift into the open areas, causing chewing and other bite problems. Teeth can also tip over or even start to extrude into the empty spaces. These gaps not only cause functionality problems, but can also be very unsightly, adding years to your appearance. There are easy solutions for both of these problems. Dr. Rob Heller can inform you of your tooth replacement options, including partial dentures or a dental bridge in Lewis Center, OH.

Dental bridges are designed to literally bridge the gap between one or more missing teeth. They are usually made of tooth colored porcelain and comprised of several tooth shaped units that are fused together and permanently cemented into place. A dental bridge will fill in the unsightly gaps, keep your cheeks from having a sunken appearance, and restore a healthy bite while keeping other teeth in their proper alignment. A dental bridge is an easy and affordable solution for those looking to replace one or more missing teeth. With proper care and maintenance, dental bridges can last up to seven to 10 years before needing replacement.

Partial dentures are another great solution for those looking to replace one or more missing teeth. Partial dentures are not permanent in their design. They can be removed and, depending on the type of partial denture prescribed by Dr. Heller, are made of all resin, metal fused with resin, or a flexible plastic material. Usually plastic or metal clasps are also used to hold the partial denture in place. With proper cleaning and maintenance, partial dentures can last five to seven years before needing to be replaced. 

Do not let a missing tooth cause you more problems and money spent in the long run. Get your missing teeth replaced as soon as possible. Call Dr. Heller’s office in Lewis Center, OH to schedule your consultation today!

Do I Need a Dental Crown?

Tooth decay is not the only reason you might need a crown. Other reasons may include:
  • To keep teeth from fracturing or breaking. When a tooth is cracked, a dental crown can be used to strengthen it and keep it from breaking completely.
  • To restore teeth affected by tooth decay. When tooth decay is extensive, and damages a great deal of tooth structure, a filling is often not enough to provide needed support. A dental crown can be placed to hold the tooth together and restore it to health.
  • Your teeth are discolored or not shaped correctly. Crowns can be shaded and shaped to any specifications, which offers an excellent means of creating a bright, uniform smile.
  • You have severely worn teeth. Dental crowns can be used to rebuild your teeth and restore a functional bite.
  • You have had a root canal. Root canals weaken a tooth (but are at times necessary to save it). A dental crown is typically needed to restore and maintain your tooth’s strength and function after this procedure.

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