If your smile is affected by a missing tooth, it could be at risk of serious issues that affect your oral health. You see, when a tooth is lost to trauma or disease, it allows the surrounding teeth to move around, and this could increase your risk of issues such as bad breath and tooth decay. Fortunately, you have a variety of options to replace a missing tooth and repair your smile. You may find that a dental bridge is a highly efficient solution to fill the gap left by a missing tooth.
Dental bridges have become very popular dental restorations because they appear very similar to natural teeth in the way they look and feel. For this reason, when your dental bridge is placed, it can restore your ability to chew comfortably and efficiently, and speak clearly.
There are a few things to keep in mind about a dental bridge, as not everyone has the may be a suitable candidate for this treatment. Typically, dental bridges are only used to replace three or less missing teeth. Moreover, healthy teeth and gums are needed to support the bridge since the restoration is anchored to the healthy permanent teeth on either side. If your teeth and gums have been affected by poor oral health, you may require another appliance. You may not even know that you have oral health issues such as gum disease and tooth decay existing in your smile, but our dentists can recognize these problems while performing a screening to place a bridge.
A dental bridge that is kept healthy and clean can last for several years, sometimes even a decade or more. If you would like to learn more about dental bridges in Taylorsville, Utah, please feel free to contact Southwest Dental LLC at 801-685-3429 to speak with Dr. Lucas Rudelich.