So you have missing teeth in your smile. Have you considered a dental bridge to restore your healthy smile? It is vital to seek a dental restoration treatment if you have missing teeth because they don’t just make your smile look less appealing, they can affect the functionality of your mouth as well.
Dental bridges are fixed (non-removable) restorations which can improve your oral health whether you are missing one tooth or several in a row. Today, Dr. Mark Woolf and associates at KidsKare P.C are pleased to be able to share some insight into the benefits of dental bridges for our patients in Las Cruces, New Mexico who are struggling with missing teeth.
Problems That Can Arise with Missing Teeth
- Your appearance suffers as the gaps stand out.
- Your speech can be affected.
- You are at a greater risk for gum disease as well as tooth decay.
- Your remaining teeth will shift.
- Your bite can change, and this can cause temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) if your missing teeth are in the back of your mouth causing uneven pressure on your pearly whites.
While missing teeth should never be ignored, the good news is that with the help of a dental bridge you can prevent the above conditions. This fixed oral appliance (unlike dentures) fits snugly into your smile. Bridges are affixed or cemented to remaining teeth or dental implants making them secure restorations providing both stability and security when speaking and chewing.
Of course, while dental implants, partial dentures, and dental bridges can all restore your smile’s function and appearance, a dental bridge might just be the right option for you depending on your needs.
For more information on how a dental bridge can bring back your healthy smile, please feel free to give our KidsKare P.C team a call at 575-532-5437 today. Dr. Mark Woolf and associates are ready to help you restore the confident smile you deserve at one of our eight convenient locations in Las Cruces, Alamogordo, Anthony, Carlsbad, Clovis, Farmington, Hobbs, and Roswell, New Mexico.