When you experience any oral health concern, receiving the right dental treatment as soon as possible is the best way to mitigate any additional impacts it might have on your oral health. For example, when you lose one or more teeth, replacing the lost teeth with a highly lifelike dental bridge or denture can help you regain your bite’s function, your smile’s confident appearance, and much more. Today, we examine how modern dental bridges and dentures work to rebuild your smile, and why it matters to both your immediate and long-term oral health.
The impact of losing one or more teeth
In many ways, addressing tooth loss as soon as possible is even more serious of a concern than addressing most other oral health troubles. That’s because the loss of even a single tooth can have significant, compounding consequences on the state of your oral health, including the integrity of your dental ridge, which serves as your smile’s foundation. For example, any empty spaces along your dental ridges created by tooth loss can cause changes to how your bite distributes pressure when you bite and chew. Some teeth will be exposed to greater amounts of pressure, others may shift toward the empty spaces to try and take up the slack.
Designing a replacement to restore your smile
When you replace a lost tooth, or several of them, one of the most important aspects of your restoration is its ability to replicate the tooth’s healthy size, shape, and contour. In replacing lost teeth, your restoration should be able to restore your bite’s ability to balance itself properly and help it regain its proper function. To accomplish this, modern dentures and bridges are often designed using advanced digital imaging equipment, which offers high resolution and highly precise imaging to guide the creation of your bridge or denture.
Creating your lifelike dental bridge or denture
If you’ve experienced tooth loss to any degree, then receiving an appropriate dental bridge or denture can have significant benefits to your oral health. Not only will your restoration help restore the functions of your lost teeth, but also the healthy and full appearance of your smile, and your ability to eat most foods comfortably. We can custom-design the right dental bridge or denture according to every patient’s unique needs, and in some cases, even support the restoration on one or more root-like dental implant posts.
Restore your smile with a custom bridge or denture
When you experience tooth loss, the right custom dental bridge or denture can be essential in helping you regain your smile and quality of life. To learn more, or to schedule an appointment, call Lake Orion Family Dentistry in Lake Orion, MI, today at 248-693-6213.