If you have between one and three missing teeth, then we have an option to restore health and function to your smile. Our dental bridges are not only custom-made and lifelike, but may offer a solution to the gaps in your smile in just one visit. How will this prosthetic help smiles in Independence, MO, and what does the placement process consist of?
Creating Your Bridge
Did you know we may have an option for addressing tooth loss in just one visit? A bridge consists of crowns connected to the replacement teeth, all made from strong and lifelike materials, such as ceramic. Not only is ceramic durable, but we can shade the metal to match the rest of your smile. After we prepare the teeth on either side of your missing tooth/teeth, we make digital impressions. We use these images to create a 3D model of your smile, which allows our team to design the prosthetic and upload the information into an onsite CAD/CAM milling machine. The bridge will be created from ceramic and we will place them in the same visit. You then leave our office with a strong and lifelike replacement tooth, enjoying a full and functional smile once again.
Keeping Your New Teeth Strong
Your prosthetic will benefit from routine care, just as natural teeth do. You should brush them alongside your other teeth, once when waking up and again before going to bed. Each session should take two minutes and employ a toothpaste that contains fluoride. You also need to floss on either side of your teeth and prosthetic, and clean the space between the bottom of the bridge and the top of your gums, where food could accumulate. These steps can reduce the risk of gingivitis and gum disease, safeguarding your smile from tooth loss, prosthetic failure, and other complications.
The Dangers of Ignoring Tooth Loss
Remember, even minor tooth loss leaves a gap in your smile, which could lead to the onset of misalignment. Poor alignment alone has been linked to a greater risk of tooth decay and gum disease, as well as issues with a smile’s appearance. Your tooth loss may also lead to an elevated chance of TMJ disorder and bruxism. If you have any questions about tooth loss or our same day tooth replacement, then please contact our team today.
Ready for a Whole Smile?
A lifelike prosthetic improves your smile’s health and function. For more information on addressing missing teeth in one visit, 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 Kansas City, Grain Valley, Liberty, and all surrounding communities.