Using A Bridge To Replace A Lost Tooth

It is important to look into treatment when you lose tooth. While a gap in your smile can certainly be a cosmetic concern, it is not just a problem because it alters the way you look. Even a tooth that is not visible in your smile can affect you by changing your ability to bite and chew comfortably, and by putting you at risk for more losses over time. Your Ankeny, IA dentist can make plans with you to properly restore your full smile. A custom dental bridge is a restoration we can put in place permanently to close a gap so that we can improve your smile as well as your bite!

The Impact Of Tooth Loss Should Not Be Ignored

Why should you make treatment for tooth loss a priority? If you do not, the issue can take an alarming toll. Over time, you can develop problems with your bite because you have to work around an empty space in your smile. As time passes, this compromised movement can cause increased stress that negatively affects your joints and muscles. It is also important to note that when one tooth is lost, both of its neighbors lose important support, making them less stable and more likely to loosen.

Crafting And Placing A Custom Dental Bridge

With a custom dental bridge in place, you can find biting and chewing less difficult, you can avoid problems with remaining teeth, and you can feel more confident in your smile. Your restoration will stay in place thanks to a pair of crowns at either side of the pontic, the replacement tooth. The crowns are set on the teeth at either side of your gap. Once your bridge is in position, you can enjoy oral health benefits as well as relief at how your smile has changed for the better.

What Else Can You Do About Tooth Loss?

In addition to providing dental bridges, we can also work with you to plan prosthetic work with dental implants. Implant dentistry addresses something important. When you lose a tooth, the loss of its roots can have more impact than you realize. In addition to helping support neighboring teeth, our roots stimulate our jawbone tissues, and in response to that stimulation your body delivers important nutrients to the area. Implants can reproduce that stimulation and help you avoid the loss of density in your jaw.

Talk To Your Ankeny, IA Dentist About Receiving A Dental Bridge

Through the placement of a dental bridge, we can permanently close the empty space in your smile and give you renewed confidence in your appearance as well as oral health benefits. If you are ready to find out more, please contact Dental Impressions at (515) 965-0230 to schedule a visit.