Crown and Bridge
We have all heard the jokes about hockey players and their teeth (or lack thereof), but it is true that a missing tooth can ruin the appearance of even the most attractive smile. One of the first things people notice about you is your smile. When you greet a new acquaintance with a bright, healthy smile, they know that your appearance reflects your attitude. Don’t let your self-confidence falter because of a less than perfect smile. Advances in today’s dentistry have given hope to countless patients who thought their situation was hopeless.
If you are one of the millions of people who suffer from missing teeth, you are probably very aware the affect that a missing tooth can have on the appearance and function of your smile. But what you may not realize is that every individual tooth is vital to the health of the teeth surrounding it.
The space left by a missing tooth can allow other teeth to drift out of their normal positions causing gaps between your other teeth. These wider spaces can then allow teeth to twist and rotate out of their normal alignment, causing all sorts of problems for your teeth and gums. This situation can eventually lead to the loss of even more teeth.
If you are missing a tooth, Dr. Manjula Duhan may suggest replacing it with a bridge. A bridge is typically recommended when a single tooth is missing from a spot surrounded by healthy teeth. During the first step of the process, these healthy teeth are prepared for a crown. Once we have taken impressions of your teeth, two crowns are created to cover the healthy teeth, while a third crown is made to fit in the empty space between the teeth. The third crown is attached to the two crowns on either side, forming a “bridge”.
Bridges are designed to fit in exactly with your natural teeth, and no one will know a tooth was ever missing.
Brushing and flossing are just as important for your replacement teeth as they are for your natural teeth. These daily cleanings help remove bacteria.You may want to use a non-abrasive toothpaste and a soft toothbrush.
A balanced diet will also help maintain your overall oral health. Regular dental check ups are a must to ensure that plaque and tartar are removed from all teeth, including your replacement teeth. With proper care, your dental bridge will last for many years.
So don’t wait any longer. If you have been impacted by a missing tooth, give Golf Links Dental a call today. Dr. Duhan has helped many patients in Ancaster and Hamilton area restore the natural beauty of their smiles.
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