When it comes to talking, eating, and having a properly-aligned smile, tooth loss can have an impact on all of these items in addition to many more. While maintaining proper oral health and visiting your dentist regularly are the best ways to prevent tooth loss, some patients are simply more success-table to tooth loss than others. Fortunately for today’s dental patients, there are many top-rated dental treatments that help to correct tooth loss and replace missing teeth. Dental bridges are one of these treatments, and the team at Infinity Dental of Highpoint Flats has been providing patients with expertly-crafted dental brights for years!
A dental bridge, or tooth bridge, is a dental appliance that serves the purpose of replacing missing teeth by aligning artificial teeth with your exiting natural teeth, with these artificial teeth called “abutment teeth.” Dental bridges can be manufactured to be permanentness, which are referred to as fixed bridges, or they can be made to be removable, depending on patient preference and individual patient needs.
For fixed, or permanent, bridges, these bridges can be placed in one of two ways - they can be placed either by combining crowns with the artificial abutment teeth, or through the process of bonding artificial teeth onto the abutment teeth. Removable bridges, on the other hand, can be placed with metallic clasps or through precise attachment.
If you’re experiencing tooth loss, either missing one or multiple teeth, it’s important to again note that all of your teeth play an important role when it comes to the aesthetic and functionality of your smile. Whether you’re suffering from just one missing tooth or several, missing teeth can lead to loss of underlying bone structure leading to further tooth and jaw complications.
Get in touch with the veteran team at Infinity Dental, Highpoint Flats today to book a tooth replacement consultation!