There are several different ways we can help you fix a few missing teeth; dental implants, dentures, and a dental bridge are all options that we can consider for you. If you are not a candidate for dental implants, or you wish not to receive dental implants, you may consider a dental bridge. A dental bridge can not only improve the appearance of your smile, it can improve your oral health!
Whether you are missing one or several teeth, it is important for your oral health that you consider having the missing teeth replaced. When teeth are missing, it slowly begins to cause damage to not only your other teeth, but your jawbone as well. The space left unoccupied will slowly cause the surrounding teeth to begin to shift into that open space. This can lead to uneven bite, jaw pain and even additional tooth loss. Additionally, when the jawbone does not have teeth to support it, the bone begins to reabsorb into your body. This can also cause additional tooth loss.
By replacing the missing teeth, or tooth with a bridge, it not only keeps the remaining natural teeth in their rightful places, it helps keep you from experiencing bone loss. Our goal is to help you keep as many of your natural teeth as possible, and getting fitted for a bridge to replace a missing tooth will help us accomplish that goal.
Your oral health is important, and we look forward to helping you not only restore your smile, but maintain it in a healthy manner for a very long time! Regular cleanings and checkups are an essential part of this process. If it has been awhile since your last cleaning and you have a tooth missing that you would like for us to take a look at, give us a call today!