If you have missing teeth, it is pretty much a given that you are having difficulty chewing and biting. You are probably also not overly happy with your smile, especially if the gaps are at the front of your mouth. Inevitably, you will want to have missing front teeth replaced. However, you should not neglect missing back teeth either. Consider restorative dentistry treatments.
This is because teeth that are missing anywhere in your mouth can cause problems. First, you lose bone in your jaw. Also, the teeth that remain will begin to crowd toward the gaps, and this can result in serious misalignment.
Now, you have a number of options available to you. You could go with dentures, but if you have only a few teeth missing in sequence and the rest of your teeth are healthy, it really does not make much sense to extract good teeth in order to accommodate a denture.
You could also consider dental implants, and in fact, these are the very best way of replacing missing teeth. The problem with implants though, is that they are simply not in everyone’s budget and dental insurers will typically not cover implants.
So, if implants are impractical in terms of a restorative dentistry treatment and dentures are not really warranted, your best choice could be a fixed dental bridge. It is a reasonably economical solution and most of the time your dental insurer will cover at least some of the cost.
A fixed dental bridge is cemented in place, so you never have to worry about slipping or sliding, and you will find that it will work essentially the same way as the teeth that you were born with.
Usually, all it takes is a visit or two to your dentist’s office to have a dental bridge made and installed. Once it is in place, all you have to do is continue to brush and floss the way you always have, and of course see Dr. Visger for regular checkups, and you can count on your bridge to last you for a long time.
If you would like to find out more about fixed dental bridges and other ways of restoring your missing teeth, call Trail Ridge Dental at 303-772-6960. You can also use the form on our Contact Us page to request an appointment.