A Nonsurgical Solution For Tooth Loss
Losing a tooth in adulthood can come as quite a shock. While no one looks forward to this condition, it can be helpful to know that solutions exist to restore your smile. Because each of your teeth works in concert to form your smile, even a single missing tooth can greatly disrupt its function. Without replacement, a smile gap can lead to worsening misalignment and an increased risk of tooth decay and gum disease. Fortunately, restorative dentistry offers prosthetic solutions such as dental bridges to return your full bite. This helps you avoid the structural problems that become worse over time when dealing with missing teeth.
What are the benefits of a prosthetic bridge tooth? This tooth loss solution secures neighboring teeth from potentially drifting into the gap left behind. By preventing this shift, your bite stabilizes, allowing each tooth to comfortably fit together once again. Enjoy foods you may have avoided due to injuring your open socket. We will take precise measurements of your smile gap to ensure that your new bridge sits in place permanently. Our design mimics a natural tooth by approximating its size, shape, and color. For an even more secure form of replacement, we could secure your bridge with the aid of a permanent dental implant.
Your bridge can help treat the loss of more than one tooth in a row. If you experience additional missing teeth that are not adjacent to each other, we could design a partial denture that fits between the remaining members of your smile. If you have lost all or almost all of your teeth, we could suggest extracting the few remaining and designing a full denture to offer a complete ridge of lifelike replacement teeth.
While losing your tooth is permanent, the gap in your smile does not have to be. By designing a personalized, custom dental bridge, we can help you enjoy your full smile once again! To learn more about bridges or another dental prosthetic, talk to a member of our team at Healthy Smiles Family Dentistry in Houston, TX, at (281) 974-4494 and schedule a visit today.