Missing even just one tooth in your mouth can cause oral health problems and decrease the appeal of your smile. Your dentists at Whitaker Family Dentistry are dedicated to making sure that your smile is as healthy and beautiful as possible. To prevent issues with your teeth, consider replacing any teeth that are missing from your mouth. One way you can do so is with dental bridges provided by our dental office.
Do You Need a Bridge?
Missing a tooth can seem very small, but it can have significant effects on your oral health. Losing a tooth, or several, can lead to several problems with your teeth and the tissues in your mouth. You could experience more cavities, and teeth may shift out of their proper position. It can even change how you speak, make eating more difficult, and put stress on the jawbones along with your remaining teeth. If you’ve lost a tooth or had one removed, visit your local dentist to discuss dental bridges and if they are right for your teeth.
A fixed bridge uses natural teeth that are surrounding the gap in your mouth to support replacement teeth. Both sides of the gap will need to be prepared so that the tooth can be securely placed and stay intact without shifting or moving out of place. It will be customized using the measurements of your teeth so that they fit comfortably.
Implant Supported Bridges
Implants are a way to replace teeth in the mouth permanently. Implants do not require support from remaining teeth in the mouth. Instead, a post is surgically inserted into the jawbone and allows to heal so that it acts as a replacement tooth root. Once it is secure, your dentist will be able to attach a crown, or several crowns, to the post.
If you’d like to restore the beauty and health of your smile, speak with a Whitaker Family Dentistry professional about your oral health and ways to replace your teeth. Bridges are just one way we provide patients with a way to keep their teeth looking beautiful and functioning efficiently for years to come. Schedule an appointment with our dentist near you today.