Adult tooth loss is a topic that isn’t at the forefront of many people’s minds, as surely with excellent preventive care it can be avoided. Unfortunately, however, there are circumstances that warrant the need for an extraction, such as the necessity to preserve your oral health. When this occurs, however, it is just as important to have that missing structure replaced with an implant and restoration as it is to have the original diseased structure removed. But what happens when you are missing multiple consecutive teeth, and how can it be remedied? In today’s blog, your Prairie Village, KS prosthodontist at Dr. Stuart Dexter, Prosthodontist would like to let you know how a dental bridge can address this very issue.
Multiple Missing Teeth
Having multiple missing structures can cause a variety of problems, from functional concerns to cosmetic and everything in-between. For example, a complete smile contains an even bite pressure distribution. When there are missing teeth, however, your bite must readjust in order to accommodate those gaps, causing unevenness as well as difficulty biting, chewing, and even enunciation. What’s more, you may also experience pain or other serious concerns due to your bite straining to accomplish its original function in a suboptimal manner.
For mild to moderate levels of tooth loss, a dental bridge prosthesis may be the solution you seek. A bridge is created and designed to span the gap between your remaining healthy teeth, and consists of one or a pair of dental crowns depending on the location. These replacement teeth, or pontics, along with the crowns are also designed in manner that closely resembles your natural teeth, even down to the shade.
An added benefit of a dental bridge is its ability to be secured with the use of titanium implants, offering a method for fixing them in place. With this method, your replacement structures can remain sturdy under the pressure of your bite and allow its function to be restored. You will once again be able to enunciate, bite, and chew. For More information about this process, contact our team today.
A Lifelike Resemblance
In addition to the functional benefits, you can once again enjoy a complete grin with lifelike results. Our restorations are custom-created to mimic. The textures and color of your natural teeth, and you will be able to reestablish the healthy appearance of your grin. Don’t let your tooth loss impact your daily functions and how often you reveal your smile. Contact us today to learn more.
Schedule Your Visit
Mild to moderate tooth loss can impact your bite’s function as well as your appearance. To learn more about the ways a custom dental bridge can benefit you, contact Dr. Stuart Dexter Prosthodontist in Prairie Village, KS by calling 913-362-8200 today.