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Tooth loss caused by untreated decay, treatment-based extraction, or a severe dental trauma can leave you with a poorly functioning mouth. In time, the void left by the missing tooth can even lead to orthodontic complications and dental attrition.

To prevent these problems and to restore the full function of your mouth, Dr. Jamine Rogers can place a dental implant or dental bridge restoration at her Muscle Shoals, Alabama, clinic. Both are viable options for fully replacing the tooth’s presence in your mouth. It ultimately comes down to a matter of personal preference.

While a dental implant is certainly an effective treatment method, some people are put off by the oral surgery it requires. Should you feel this way, Dr. Jamine Rogers might recommend restoring the tooth’s presence in your mouth with a dental bridge.

This piece of dental work is designed to replicate the appearance and function of the original tooth. It is fused to a pair of dental crowns that are anchored on abutments that are formed out of the two closest teeth.

The bridge itself will need to be created in a dental lab. You will need to come in for a brief follow-up appointment when your bridge is ready to have it cemented onto the two abutments.

If you live in the Muscle Shoals, Alabama, area and you have lost a tooth, you should call 256-314-0676 to set up a dental restoration consultation at Shoals Smile by Design.