Our practice understands how distressing toot loss can be. This is why our dentist offers tooth replacement solutions for our patients. Our mission is to restore your smile and quality of life with beautiful replacement teeth. One treatment option we offer is dental bridges, which make excellent replacement teeth.
Dental bridges are versatile prosthetics. They can be constructed from a number of materials, including porcelain. If you choose tooth-colored materials for your replacement teeth, you will enjoy inconspicuous dental work and a restoration of your smile.
The Hidden Consequences of Tooth Loss
While it’s understandable that patients may need to take time after losing teeth, it is important to pursue getting replacement teeth in a timely manner. Aside from affecting your appearance, tooth loss has a number of far-reaching effects.
Losing teeth can be a serious blow to our self-confidence and mental health. Many people struggle with social isolation, anxiety, and depression after tooth loss. The sooner you replace your teeth, the sooner you can begin to recover from the trauma of losing them.
Missing just one tooth increases the risks of losing more. This is because teeth support one another. Having an empty tooth socket leaves neighboring teeth unsupported. Over time, adjacent teeth will drift into empty tooth sockets and the extra pressure placed on these teeth can cause damage.
Another side effect of tooth loss is malnourishment. Eating a well-balanced diet is cumbersome with an incomplete smile. Restoring your oral function with replacement teeth increases the types of foods you can eat, which decreases the likelihood of developing nutritional deficiencies.
How Dental Bridges Work
A dental bridge replaces the visible structure of teeth by anchoring a prosthetic over empty tooth sockets. Each side of a bridge connects to neighboring teeth. Essentially, this prosthetic “bridges” the gap between teeth and empty tooth sockets. A dental bridge can replace up to four missing teeth.
If you have questions about your treatment options for tooth loss, call Fresh Leaf Dental to schedule a consultation with our caring dentist.