A smile gap that occurs after you lose a tooth can be embarrassing, and a larger gap created by several missing teeth can be even more frustrating. At our Prairie Village, KS dental practice, we have experience helping patients restore their appearance with modern dental prosthetic appliances. With a dental bridge, we have the ability to put a permanent restoration in place through the use of dental crowns. A pair of crowns can keep your bridge fixed with enough security to make biting, chewing, laughing, and speaking more comfortable. The custom design of your prosthetic can also ensure that you feel confident in your appearance!
Tooth Loss Can Be A Source Of Cosmetic And Oral Health Trouble
Tooth loss is an especially frustrating problem because it is both a cosmetic concern, and an oral health problem. You can be reluctant to smile, and may even find yourself limiting how often you speak and laugh, if you want to hide the smile gap left behind by tooth loss. You can also become frustrated because a missing tooth interferes with your biting and chewing habit. This is more than just a nuisance – being forced to change your bite function can lead to the overuse of certain teeth, and may leave you suffering TMJ dysfunction.
Should You Look Into Receiving A Custom Dental Bridge?
A custom dental bridge can be designed to fully restore your smile if you have lost a tooth, or an adjoining set of teeth. The prosthetic created for you will be carefully constructed to fit into your smile. The dental crowns and pontic (replacement tooth) can match the color, shape, and size of neighboring teeth to blend in without issue. Because the appliance is held in place with crowns, your permanent restoration can be provided to you without the need for oral surgery. Once your smile is restored by your bridge, you can be delighted at how it improves your daily life!
Ask About Dental Implant Support For Your Prosthetic Restoration
The loss of a tooth also means the loss of that tooth’s root, which can have a negative impact on your oral health. Roots help keep their neighbors secure, and they provide important stimulation for your jawbone. If you want to have additional long-term support for your dental bridge, ask about having the restoration supported with a dental implant. An implant occupies the space of a tooth root, providing support to the prosthetic and neighboring teeth. It can also stimulate your jawbone, which helps keep it healthy over time.
Talk To Dr. Browne About Receiving A Dental Bridge
At our Prairie Village, KS dental office, Dr. Browne is ready to meet with patients who want to once again show off a full smile! With a dental bridge, you can feel better about your appearance, and enjoy betting oral health support while biting, chewing, and speaking. To find out more, or to arrange a visit with Dr. Browne, please contact our office today at (913) 901-8585.