The occurrence of a missing tooth can actually cause serious concerns for your smile. You see, when you lose a tooth, it allows the other natural teeth to shift and make you more susceptible to issues such as bad breath and an increased risk of tooth decay. Fortunately, there are many different options that for replacing a missing tooth. A dental bridge can be a very effective solution to consider if you are interested in replacing a missing tooth.
You may have heard of dental bridges in the past because they are a dental restoration treatment that is very popular since they can mimic the look and feel of natural teeth. This means that following the placement of your dental bridge, you can regain the ability to chew properly and comfortably and speak with precision.
It is important to note that a dental bridge may not be the most ideal treatment for everyone. Typically, we recommend that patients who have lost three teeth at most receive dental bridges. Moreover, it’s important to have healthy teeth and gums, or else your oral health may better respond to a different style of restoration since dental bridges require healthy permanent teeth to use as an anchor. If your teeth and gums aren’t at an optimal level of health,a bridge may not be the most ideal solution for you. You may not be aware that you have oral health issues such as gum disease and tooth decay, but our doctor would diagnose these issues prior to placing a bridge.
By keeping your dental bridge healthy and clean, you can enjoy its presence for several years, such as over a decade. If you are interested in receiving a dental bridge in Cameron Park, California, we invite you to contact Country Club Dental at 530.677.4457 for an appointment with Dr. Sonny Afshar.