Are you embarrassed by a missing tooth or two? You’re not alone. Despite various innovations in dentistry, at least 120 million adults have lost one or more teeth. Thankfully, you don’t need to live with the complications of an incomplete smile. We have the solutions you need to revamp your oral health and self-esteem. We can rebuild a beautiful, functional smile with a dental bridge in Springfield.
Every tooth is essential for a healthy smile. Losing even a single tooth can create serious consequences for your oral health, like an increased risk of cavities, gum disease, and additional tooth loss. Not to mention, your quality of life and wellness can decline because chewing certain foods can be difficult, leading to nutritional deficiencies. It’s also not uncommon to develop insecurities about your appearance.
A dental bridge is the most traditional method to treat one or more consecutive missing teeth. We use an impression of your mouth to recreate the portions of your lost teeth above the gum line. They are made of all-ceramic material to look natural, so they’ll blend in with your real teeth. Your bridge will be held in place using either crowns or implants.
Your dentist in Springfield will perform a thorough consultation to assess your smile and discuss your concerns. After learning more about your needs and preferences, Dr. Tolliver will design a personalized strategy to rehabilitate your smile using either:
A fixed bridge can replace one or more teeth in a row. It is held in place by reshaping the adjacent teeth to bond dental crowns over them. This is an affordable and convenient solution that will last for about 10 years before needing to be replaced.
As an alternative to dental crowns, Dr. Tolliver can anchor your bridge to your jawbone using 1-2 titanium implants. The posts serve as roots, allowing you to enjoy a nearly perfect replica of your natural smile. You won’t need to alter healthy teeth while benefiting from a solution that’s proven to last for decades with the proper care, like maintaining your oral hygiene.
Missing teeth are more than just an aesthetic concern. Without the proper treatment, your oral health can quickly deteriorate. A dental bridge is a tried-and-proven method to replace lost teeth. You’ll enjoy several benefits, including:
Don’t spend another day feeling less than your best. We can turn back the clock to recreate your stunning smile. Whether you’re interested in a traditional bridge or an implant-supported solution, we can help. Contact our office today to learn more about your options.