If you have teeth missing here’s how you can achieve a natural-looking smile in as little as two appointments
Few incidents have greater impact on dental health and personal appearance than the loss of a tooth or two… or more!
When one or more teeth are missing, the remaining teeth can drift out of position, which can lead to a change in the bite, the loss of additional teeth, decay and gum disease.
Thankfully a solution could be just around the corner…
When tooth loss occurs, we may recommend the placement of a bridge. A bridge is one or more replacement teeth anchored by one or more crowns on each side. This replacement tooth “bridges” the gap between your teeth and restores function whilst improving appearance.
The main function of a bridge is to provide stability for your bite if there are missing teeth. When a tooth is lost, the surrounding teeth shift and collapse into the empty space. Without a bridge, the resulting misalignment of the teeth can cause instability and stress to the Temporomandibular joints and muscles.
Bridges can be made from ceramics or reinforced with gold for strength. Bridges, unlike dentures, can only be removed by a dentist.
If you have a tooth or teeth missing then a bridge could be just what you need to achieve that smile you always wanted. Take your first step to learn more…