A missing tooth can cause all kinds of problems for your oral health and smile. Aside from impacting your smile, a missing teeth can cause your remaining teeth to shift out of alignment, increasing your risk of tooth damage and decay and preventing you from enjoying full oral function. If you are missing a tooth, Dr. Tyler Morehart may recommend replacing it and restoring your smile with a dental bridge.
Dental bridges are a type of restoration consisting of one or more prosthetic teeth. They are attached to the teeth on either side of the gap in your smile using dental crowns – literally “bridging” the gap to restore your appearance and oral function. A bridge may also be supported by a dental implant. Our dentist may recommend a dental bridge to:
- Replace missing teeth and restore your smile
- Restore normal oral function, including speaking and eating
- Alleviate excess stress on your bite
- Prevent your remaining teeth from shifting out of place
- Support the shape and volume of your face
- Replace a removable partial denture
Bridges typically require two appointments to complete. At your first visit our dentist will prepare your teeth to receive the bridge. This includes taking impressions. After your bridge is completed, you will return for your second appointment and our dentist will check that your bridge fits properly before bonding it into place.
To set up a consultation with our dentist and learn if dental bridges in Maumee and Toledo, Ohio, are right for you, call Morehart Dentistry today and speak with a member of our team.