When patients lose one or more permanent teeth, it can be tempting to leave the situation as it is and just live with the tooth gap. Unfortunately, this puts patients at risk for further complications to their oral health. Thankfully, our dentists near you offer bridges in Brighton, ON as a restorative measure for tooth loss. If you are missing one or more teeth, contact Brighton Family Dentistry for an appointment to see if dental bridges are the solution for you.
Patients may experience tooth loss for several reasons. In many cases, patients lose one or more teeth as a result of injury or trauma to the mouth. In addition, patients may lose teeth due to severe and irreparable decay or infection. Though our dentists in Brighton, ON take every measure to preserve a patient’s natural teeth, sometimes that is not possible. However, rather than leave open the gap caused by a missing tooth, it’s better for the patient’s oral health and function to restore the situation with a replacement tooth.
A common solution to restore oral health and function to patients with tooth loss is a dental bridge. A bridge is an apparatus in which a replacement tooth is affixed to the area where there is a tooth gap. Dental crowns serve as the “anchors” for teeth on either side of the replacement tooth, creating the bridge. The replacement tooth is designed to look just like a patient’s natural tooth and eliminate the tooth gap.
There are several advantages to dental bridges as a solution for tooth loss. By eliminating the tooth gap, patients will feel less self-conscious about their oral appearance. In addition, the replacement tooth will keep other intact teeth from shifting in the mouth. Overall, dental bridges restore a patient’s ability to eat and chew properly to regain full oral function.
If you have experienced tooth loss, the situation does not have to be permanent. For more information about bridges near you, contact Brighton Family Dentistry. Our staff looks forward to restoring oral health and function for new and existing patients with tooth loss.
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