How does a person’s life change after losing teeth? With just one missing tooth, your bite function, smile, and oral health can change for the worse. If the gap left by your missing tooth is not filled, you can end up suffering more losses over time, creating more trouble for your appearance and well-being! Our Ankeny, IA dentist’s office can help those who want to do something about an incomplete smile. One option for treatment is the placement of a dental bridge to close a gap. The bridge consists of two dental crowns and at least one pontic, or replacement tooth, that will fill in an empty space. The crowns are placed over neighboring teeth to create lasting support. After you receive a bridge, you can smile with more confidence, and you can find that biting and chewing feels more natural!
A Dental Bridge Provides You With A Stable Replacement Tooth
Dental bridges are permanent prosthetic appliances that restore your appearance, support your bite, and close a gap between teeth that can make you vulnerable to losing more teeth. The appliance does not depend on oral surgery to be placed. The dental crowns on each side are placed on teeth surrounding a gap. Your restoration will be custom-made to fit comfortably, and to ensure that your smile looks natural.
Can I Apply Bite Pressure With My Bridge?
Because your bridge is permanently secured, you can apply pressure with it when you bite and chew. This makes you less likely to develop problems with poor jaw alignment stemming from bite troubles. When they occur, problems with stress or poor alignment make you vulnerable to issues like chronic pain and teeth grinding. You will also be able to distribute bite pressure more evenly, which will reduce the wear and tear on remaining teeth that can make future restorative dental work harder to avoid.
We Can Also Restore Your Full Smile With The Help Of A Dental Implant
Dental bridges offer one approach to permanently addressing tooth loss. Another approach to discuss will rely on the support of a dental implant. Implants are set directly into patients’ jaw, where they hold restorations in position so that you can confidently bite, chew, and speak without difficulty. Implants offer more than just stability for your restoration. You can actually help you preserve your jaw health by stimulating the bone and keeping it from losing density over time.
Talk To Your Ankeny, IA Dentist About Receiving A Dental Bridge
Our Ankeny, IA dentist’s office is ready to help patients who have experienced tooth loss. By placing a dental bridge, we can restore your complete smile without performing oral surgery! To find out more about how we can help you, please call Dental Impressions at (515) 965-0230 to schedule a visit.