The loss of your teeth means more than just embarrassment regarding your appearance. Your overall oral health can suffer too, and major complications can arise as a result. But our team can help improve your oral health with a dental bridge! Your Avon, OH, dental practice explains how our custom dental bridge can help those with minor tooth loss.
The Impact of Losing Natural Teeth
We could lose our natural teeth due to factors like injury, cavities, and infection, or in most cases, the advanced stage of gum disease known as periodontitis. When we have gaps occur, this could lead to shifting teeth and misalignment, which further impacts your oral health. Trouble eating a variety of foods and even difficulty speaking clearly could occur as well. This gap could also mean changes regarding your appearance and alter how you interact in social situations. Which is why when you suffer from a lost tooth or up to three in a row, you should consider a dental bridge.
Creating Your Custom Prosthetic
The prosthetic literally bridges the gap in your smile to offer a complete smile and protect you from the complications of tooth loss. Each one is custom-made for your smile, ensuring proper bite balance and lifelike results. To begin, we will numb your teeth on each side of the gap, known as abutment teeth, and remove structure from them. We gather images and measurements of these prepared teeth and the gap to design and fabricate the new teeth. Your prosthetic will contain new teeth, known as pontics, with a crown on one or both sides. The ceramic material we use can handle daily bite forces and be shaded to blend with the rest of your smile.
Securing Your New Smile
When your dental bridge is ready, you will come to the office so we can check the fit and make any necessary adjustments. Our team then attaches the crown portion to the abutment teeth, which anchors your new teeth into place. The prosthetic can last between 10 and 15 years on average, requiring replacement as the jaw ridge changes shape. Caring for them is simple, you brush and floss them as you would natural teeth, and clean the space between the top of the gums and the bottom of the prosthetics.
If you have any questions about addressing your minor tooth loss with a natural-looking and durable dental bridge, then contact our team today to learn more.
Your Avon, OH, And Additional Oral Surgery Clinics Provides Custom Dental Prosthetics
Addressing your tooth loss means a better smile and an improved quality of life. If you would like to find out more about our custom dental prosthetics, then call our Avon, OH clinic at 440-937-2273.