Missing a tooth can be a real hassle. Not only does it affect how you look and the way you feel about your smile, but it also affects your health. When you leave a gap between your teeth, your adjacent teeth will begin to tilt toward the gap. This creates several problems.
First, your occlusion (bite) will change as your teeth shift. This may create problems with your jaw or cause unnecessary wear on your remaining teeth. Bad occlusion can also result in sensitivity and even further tooth loss.
Secondly, as your teeth shift, you may have changed the spacing between your teeth and created a potential situation for decay.
Lastly, as your teeth tip and tilt, your roots may become exposed, creating sensitivity, gum disease, and a pathway for decay.
When you treat your missing tooth with a dental bridge, it acts as a placeholder for your missing tooth. This prevents your remaining teeth from naturally drifting and creating a chain reaction resulting in potential problems. Bridges also complete your smile and your chewing surface, making speaking and talking far more comfortable.
Dental bridges are reliable forms of tooth replacement. Your healthy adjacent teeth will provide the stability to hold a prosthetic tooth in place. All three crowns are fused together, making them stable. We create our dental bridges to match your natural teeth so that your smile is seamless and attractive. When you laugh, smile, and eat, no one will notice you have a dental bridge.
When you have restorative treatment in our office, we will teach you how to care for your dentistry and prolong the life of your crowns and bridges. Your investment in diligent care of your bridge will make it look better and last longer.
Dental Bridges are just one way that we replace missing teeth. For other options and for more information, give us a call.
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