From time to time teeth can weaken and deteriorate. In addition, oral accidents and injuries can occur that can leave you with severe dental damage. This may result in a tooth that has been knocked out or teeth that need to be removed. If for any reason you are suffering from missing teeth, it is essential that they are replaced with a highly effective tooth prosthetic. One potential treatment to consider is a dental bridge, also called a fixed partial denture.
Dental bridges can provide all the oral health care support you need if you have any missing teeth. Not only can they help repair missing functions due to missing teeth, but they can also provide an aesthetic that will drastically improve the look of your smile. Complete smiles are also extremely important for making sure your teeth stay where they need to and not move and slide around. If missing teeth are not replaced, a sunken in facial structure, a weakened jawbone, tooth slippage, and gum destabilization can arise. Furthermore, tooth decay due to plaque buildup in the voids left behind can occur.
A single dental bridge, also known as a fixed partial denture, can provide decades of support. They can also reverse food restrictions that you may have due to missing teeth. No food restrictions are necessary with dental bridges, so you’ll be able to enjoy the food you love once again. This is because they are permanent tooth prosthetics that are applied directly to adjacent healthy teeth. This way, they will not move around as dentures sometimes can. In addition, dental bridges restore bite stability and other issues caused by missing teeth.
Are you still seeking more information concerning dental bridge replacements? If you would like more information about dental bridge replacements or would like to schedule an appointment with Cynthia E. Sherwood DDS, you can call us at (620) 331.4499. Dr. Cynthia E. Sherwood and our entire team here at our dentist office in Independence, Kansas, look forward to seeing you.