Another alternative when you have a lost tooth would be Dental Bridges.
A Dental Bridge may be a good option for you if you have lost a tooth, and the adjacent teeth are heavily restored and would benefit from crowning.
Some other benefits to deciding to get a Dental Bridge are to:
Restore your smile
Restore the ability to properly chew and speak
Maintain the shape of your face
Distribute the forces in your bite properly by replacing missing teeth
Prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position
There are different types of dental bridges. Dr Jeff can recommend the most appropriate one depending on the location of the missing tooth (or teeth) and the condition of your teeth, mouth and gums.
When there is a natural tooth on each side of where the tooth is missing a Traditional Dental Bridges may be suggested.
If you have several teeth missing or the teeth are not healthy, an Implant Bridge may be suggested.
Resin-bonded bridges, also known as "Maryland" bridges, are used when the missing teeth are in the front of the mouth and Cantilever bridges are used when there are healthy teeth on only one side of the missing tooth or teeth.
Take good care of your Dental Bridge and it could last for about 10 years, or perhaps longer. Just like your natural teeth, your new Dental Bridge will need to be brushed and flossing daily is a good habit to form.
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Best when you have a missing tooth.
A bridge can help restore and stabalise the damaged set of theeth and provide strength