If your smile has lost a tooth or two, you could be at risk for many oral health concerns that could affect the quality of your smile. The loss of a tooth from a trauma or disease leaves space for the surrounding teeth to shift and lead to unwanted issues such as tooth decay and bad breath. Fortunately, our team at Shoals Smile by Design can provide a variety of options for tooth replacements to repair your smile. We are happy to tell you more about dental bridges and how they effectively replace missing teeth, and if they are compatible with your oral health.
Dental bridges are one of the most popular dental restorations for replacing teeth because they can will mimic the feel and appearance of the natural teeth, restoring your ability to speak clearly and chew comfortably and efficiently.
If you are considering a dental bridge, we have a few things to keep in mind to help you determine if this treatment is right for you. Typically, dental bridges are designed to replace three missing teeth at most, and they require healthy teeth and gums to support the appliance. A bridge uses the healthy permanent teeth to it anchor on both sides. If poor oral health has affected your teeth and gums, you may find that an alternative appliance to a bridge is more optimal. While oral health issues such as gum disease and tooth decay may not be obvious in your smile, our dentist can recognize the signs during an examination before placing a bridge.
One of the reasons to choose a dental bridge is because it can last more than a decade if kept clean. We invite you to learn more about dental bridges in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, by contacting Shoals Smile by Design at 256-314-0676 for an appointment with Dr. Jamine Rogers.