Have you lost one of your permanent adult teeth? Teeth can fall out for a variety of reasons, including trauma, bone loss and decay, but the gap they leave behind creates a serious problem. Without something to fill that gap, your teeth can begin to shift, causing discomfort and problems with your bite. A dental bridge is an excellent fix to this common problem.
A dental bridge is an option to deal with missing teeth. Instead of placing an implant in the gap, a bridge creates two crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap. These crowns hold a false tooth between them, which fills in the space creating, literally, a bridge that spans the gap created by the missing tooth.
Dental bridges restore the proper use of your mouth by restoring the function of your missing teeth. If the tooth is visible, a bridge can restore your smile. It also restores the ability to chew and speak properly, helps maintain your face's shape and properly distributes the force of your bite. Finally, a tooth bridge stops your natural teeth from shifting position.
If you have a missing tooth and are considering a dental bridge as your treatment option, give us a call. All fittings are handled in-house, and our local lab helps us deliver your completed bridge quickly. We also offer sedation dentistry, so you can be fitted for your bridge with minimal stress or discomfort.
A missing tooth is more than just a cosmetic issue. It can create serious, ongoing dental problems. Call Clearwater Family & Sedation Dentistry today to stop this from happening with a custom-fitted tooth bridge, and enjoy full use of your mouth and teeth again.