You may not know what patients battling toothlessness go through until you lose a tooth. It’s not only humiliating when everyone stares at your toothless gap, but losing teeth birth numerous health complications, including bone loss, bite misalignment, and impeded oral function.
The good news is that you don’t have to live with mouth gaps. Montclair Dental Care in Oakland, California, offers functional and natural-looking teeth replacements to overcome tooth loss. Besides implants, we offer dental bridges to restore the function and esthetics of your smile after tooth loss.
How dental bridges enhance your oral health
Dental bridges fill the gaps left by missing teeth using artificial teeth. A traditional bridge comprises pontic (artificial teeth) secured by crowns installed on the surrounding teeth. Dental bridges is an excellent option for teeth replacement for one or more missing teeth.
Here is how a dental bridge enhances your remaining teeth and overall health.
- Prevent teeth shifting: If you have mouth gaps, the remaining teeth naturally shift to fill up the available space. Unfortunately, this leads to teeth misalignment, which causes chewing problems and health complications like TMJ disorder. Dental bridges prevent the nearby teeth from tilting into the empty space, saving you from oral health complications and teeth straightening treatments
- Improved oral function: Losing one or more teeth impact how you speak and chew food. Fixing the gap with a dental bridge eliminates speech issues and improves your bite force
- Improved oral hygiene: Tooth loss creates gaps that trap food debris and other particles. Additionally, tooth loss complicates the teeth cleaning process, attracting cavities, gum disease, and bad breath. A dental bridge closes troublesome gaps in your mouth, making it easier to clean your teeth for a healthy, confident smile
- Restores your smile: Missing a tooth, especially within your smile zone, can diminish your self-confidence and quality of life. Dental bridges close unsightly tooth gaps to restore esthetics to your smile
Do the above benefits appeal to you?
Please call (510) 328-7792 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Kenneth Childers. We offer affordable yet functional dental bridges to help you overcome the consequences of tooth loss.
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