You may be aware that adult tooth loss is not a common phenomenon, however, when it does occur it is imperative to have the structure replaced. If this is not acted upon, you could endure serious dental concerns such as increased chances of infection, increased probability of losing other structures to disease, as well as functional difficulties such as biting, chewing, and enunciating. But what happens if you lose more than one structure? Fortunately, your Lake Orion, MI dentist at Lake Orion Family Dentistry can help restore lost consecutive teeth with a dental bridge.
Replacing Multiple Structures
One of the biggest problems that arises from missing oral structures is the increased chance of infection. You may be wondering, “how can that be if the diseased tooth has been removed?” And the answer to this is that while the structure itself has been removed, the harmful bacteria that caused the problem may still remain. While your dentist will clean the affected area, oral bacteria like to hide and thrive in the hard-to-reach sections of the mouth such as behind teeth, in-between them, and close to/inside the gum line. If the gap is not filled with an artificial structure, the rest of your smile could be in danger.
So, what does this mean if there are two or more missing teeth in a row? Fortunately, if you are missing a row of structures, your solution might be as simple as receiving a porcelain dental bridge. When you receive this treatment, your dentist will custom create crowns that mimic the natural appearance of your smile and place them by securing them to the surrounding abutment teeth. For more information on this process, contact our office today.
How Dental Porcelain is Lifelike
The material utilized during this process offers a variety of benefits. First, dental porcelain is versatile in that it can be created and designed with your smile in mind, mimicking the natural appearance of your grin closely. They are strategically designed to portray the natural ridges, textures, and even color of your teeth. In other words, you will once again be able to enjoy a beautiful smile without any noticeable abnormalities.
Restoring Your Bite’s Function
In addition to the cosmetic benefits of a dental bridge, it can improve your bite’s function as well. When you have a series of missing structures, your bite must readjust in order to accommodate for the missing teeth, causing an uneven bite that can result in difficulties biting, chewing, and even enunciating. Contact our team to learn more.
Schedule Your Appointment Today
Your smile should not have to suffer functionally and cosmetically due to lost structures. Contact Lake Orion Family Dentistry in Lake Orion, MI by calling (248) 693-6213 to schedule your appointment today.