If you’re missing a tooth in the back of your mouth, ‘out of sight out of mind’ is not the adage that should think of. Perhaps ‘a chain is only as strong as its weakest link’ would be more appropriate.
Aside from the discomfort that can come with a missing tooth, there are other problems that result. The tooth that was there acted as a place holder, keeping other teeth from shifting. Without that tooth the surrounding teeth may move or shift towards the open space.
This shifting can affect your visible smile as well as cause the gums and neighboring teeth to become far more susceptible to decay and gum disease.
A dental bridge is a false tooth that can be used to replace one or more missing teeth. Bridges serve many purposes when it comes to your oral health.
|These include; reducing your risk of gum disease, correcting minor bite issues and even improving your speech.
The false tooth portion of the bridge acts as place holder to avoid the shifting of other teeth, improve your oral health and protect the appearance of your smile.
If you’re missing a tooth and have figured it was harmless until now, ask us if a dental bridge is right for you.
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