Missing teeth can cause anxiety when you need to make a public appearance. Everyone prefers to have their smile look attractive and having “windows” caused by missing teeth is not very appealing. Close those windows with dental bridges. Restore your smile and self-confidence by replacing missing teeth with beautifully designed artificial teeth.
Dental bridges do more than just make your smile attractive once again. The space caused by missing teeth poses a variety of problems that can affect your oral health and possibly even your general health. Has your diet changed to softer foods because you cannot chew meats or raw vegetables? The vitamins and minerals found in green, leafy vegetables and meats keep you healthy and vibrant. When you have missing teeth and cannot properly chew these foods, your body is missing key nutrients.
In addition, the teeth on either side of the space are likely to begin shifting out of place. This can cause food traps to form between your remaining teeth and your bite to become misaligned. Food traps leave you more susceptible to plaque and tartar buildup which in turn leads to gum disease.
The Beauty of Dental Bridges
A dental bridge restores the missing teeth, gives you a nice smile once again, and prevents existing teeth from getting out of alignment. A bridge also gives you back the chewing or biting surface you need to handle healthy foods.
A well-made dental bridge looks and feels like your natural teeth. The artificial teeth span the space between existing teeth. Those existing teeth are called abutment teeth. The artificial teeth are attached to crowns that cover the abutment teeth. Dental bridgework can be made to fit over existing teeth or dental implants.
If you have windows in your smile that you would like to close, contact Lane Family Dental today and schedule a consultation with Dr. Lane. Get your teeth examined and discover your best options for a healthy smile.