If you have missing teeth, then you need to talk to your Independence, MO, dentist. Otherwise, a missing tooth could harm your smile’s health and appearance. Did you know our team can often create and place a custom bridge to address tooth loss in just one visit?
The Impact of Tooth Loss
When we lose a tooth, a gap remains in our smile. Surrounding teeth may begin to drift from their current positions, leading to misalignment. Dental misalignment alone causes a number of potential complications, including an increased risk of tooth decay and gum disease. The gaps in your smile also place pressure on your jaw joints, allowing TMJ disorder and bruxism (chronic teeth grinding) to develop. By addressing tooth loss, you safeguard your smile’s health and appearance.
CAD/CAM Crown Creation
A dental bridge consists of the new tooth or teeth, with crowns attached to each end. We place the crowns onto the teeth on each side of the gap, securing the new one in place. In the past. Creating the crowns and pontics (replacement teeth) required multiple visits. However, we now use CAD/CAM technology to design and create the prosthetic in a single visit. In fact, we often place the completed bridge in the same sitting, allowing you to leave with a full and beautiful smile. We always use lifelike materials, such as ceramic, to create a bridge that looks natural and provides durability.
Maintaining Your New Prosthetic
You will need to care for your new teeth, which means brushing them twice a day along with the rest of your smile. You will also need to floss before bed. Be sure you also clean the space between the top of your gums and the bottom of the dental bridge. If you have any questions about our custom-made prosthetics, then contact our team today.
Do You Have Missing Teeth?
For those with tooth loss, we have solutions with our custom-made prosthetics. For more information, schedule a consultation by contacting Independence Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Independence, MO, today at 816-350-0808. We also proudly serve patients who live in Lee’s Summit, Blue Springs, Kansas City, Grain Valley, Liberty, and all surrounding communities.