Replace a Missing Tooth
While there are several different reasons why you might lose a tooth, the effects of its loss can have very specific consequences for your oral health. Your smile’s appearance (and your confidence) can be affected by the gap in your row of teeth, your bite might not function as well because its balance is off, and much more. A dental bridge can be designed to close this gap and restore your smile’s appearance, bite function, and many other consequences of tooth loss.
The benefits of replacing the tooth
The sooner you have a bridge placed to close the gap in your smile, the better it is for your immediate and long-term oral health. A full smile not only looks and functions better, but your teeth also benefit greatly from once again having a full row of neighbors. For example, replacing a lost tooth with a custom-made bridge can:
- Restore your smile’s youthful appearance
- Reestablish proper balance to your bite
- Alleviate undue pressure on the rest of your teeth
- Improve your ability to enunciate your words
- Help you eat your favorite foods again
- And much more
How a bridge is made
The goal of your dental bridge will be to mimic your lost tooth as closely as possible. The replacement tooth, or pontic, will be designed according to highly precise measurements of your tooth and dental ridge for optimal results. To remain steady, a dental bridge is anchored in place by one or a pair of dental crowns, which we can bond to the healthy, natural teeth that remain closes to the gap. Like the pontic, the bridge’s crowns will also be designed to closely mimic your healthy teeth, creating a highly lifelike restoration that blends in almost seamlessly with the rest of your smile.
Regain your full, healthy smile
Replacing a lost tooth with a custom-designed dental bridge not only restores your smile’s appearance, but also your bite’s function and the long-term state of your oral health. To find out if you should replace your lost tooth with a dental bridge, schedule a restorative dentistry consultation by calling Rodem Tree Dental in Rowlett, TX, today at 972-475-2321. We also proudly serve patients who live in Rockwall, Garland, Mesquite, Wylie, Sachse, and all surrounding communities.