If you are one of the people who suffer from missing teeth, you are probably very aware the affect that a missing tooth can have on the appearance and function of your smile. But what you may not realize is that every individual tooth is vital to the health of the teeth surrounding it.
The space left by a missing tooth can allow other teeth to drift out of their normal positions causing gaps between your other teeth. These wider spaces can then allow teeth to twist and rotate out of their normal alignment, causing all sorts of problems for your teeth and gums. This situation can eventually lead to the loss of even more teeth.
At Dental Health Clinic
In our practice we are committed to helping our patients select the option that will provide the best result for their personal situation. Please feel free to call our office if you have any questions about replacing missing teeth or any of your other dental health concerns.
Crown & Bridge – A dental crown is a custom-designed, tooth-shaped restoration that is fitted over the prepared surface of a damaged tooth to recapture the appearance and function of the tooth. A bridge is used to replace one or more missing teeth and is usually attached securely to the existing teeth on either side of the gap.
Dental Implants – They are part of a tooth replacement treatment. They are virtually indistinguishable from your natural teeth. These implants are metal posts or frames usually made of titanium, that are surgically placed under your gums. They fit securely to your gums because they are held in place by a bone, allowing them to look and function like natural teeth.