Tooth loss is a difficult oral health problem to ignore, and it is often a hard one to hide from others. A noticeable gap left in the wake of your missing tooth can draw unwanted attention, but it can also make biting and chewing more difficult, and it can raise your risk for losing more teeth! Your Moreno Valley, CA dentist’s office can meet with you if you have questions about restoring an incomplete smile. One approach we can recommend is to close the gap with a custom dental bridge. Your bridge will be custom-made to ensure that it both fits comfortably and looks attractive. Without oral surgery, we are able to permanently fix your prosthetic in place!
How Has Tooth Loss Impacted You?
There are several concerns that come up when just one tooth is lost. An immediate concern people have is with the impact an incomplete smile can have on their overall appearance. While this is an understandable cosmetic concern, tooth loss is more than just a cosmetic dental problem. Without your full set of teeth, you can have a difficult time biting and chewing, which can lead to jaw aches and pains as well as the overuse of certain teeth. Teeth that are overused after tooth loss can become worn down and more vulnerable to problems that will require restorative dental work. The teeth at either side of a gap in your smile can loosen over time, as they have less support, which can lead to more teeth coming out!
Receive Permanent Support For Tooth Loss With A Dental Bridge
Dental bridges are constructed with a pair of dental crowns at each side. These are placed over the teeth at either side of the space where a replacement tooth is needed. The abutment tooth, or replacement tooth, will be situated between them. When called for bridges that contain more than one abutment tooth can be provided. After the crowns from your bridge are put in position, you can look forward to lasting functional support, and you can be happy with how your smile has improved!
What Else Can I Do To Respond To Tooth Loss?
To hold a replacement tooth in place, we can recommend that you receive a dental implant. Dental implants are set directly into your jawbone, and they will act like a root would to hold a restoration against the bone. This approach removes the need to modify neighboring teeth, and it provides stimulation of your jaw, which keeps you from experiencing a loss of bone density over time.
Talk To Your Moreno Valley, CA Dentist About Receiving A Dental Bridge
Our dentist’s office in Moreno Valley, CA is ready to help you improve your smile by placing a custom dental bridge in a space where tooth loss has occurred. If you have questions about this approach to restorative care, or if you want to talk to one of our other locations closer to you, reach out at the following:
Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.
Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.
Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.
Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.
Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.