Many who have missing teeth in the back of their mouths often think along the lines of “out of sight, out of mind”. This is not an ideal way of thinking, as your teeth are all in their place for a reason, and once missing they may be negatively affected by this change. Instead, patients should be regarding their teeth as “only as strong as their weakest link”.
Once a tooth becomes missing, the surrounding teeth now have the ability to move and shift, negatively affecting the placement and strength of the rest of your teeth. As a result, this can impact your visible smile, and cause your teeth to become far more susceptible to decay and even gum disease.
The solution that our North York Dentists often recommend to patients is a dental bridge. A dental bridge is a solution that is used to replace one, or several missing teeth by joining artificial teeth to adjacent natural teeth or to dental implants. Dental bridges can be used anywhere in the mouth, and are effective at restoring your teeth’s natural aesthetic appearance and keeping your teeth in proper alignment.
Bridges can alleviate many dental issues, including reduce the risk of gum disease, help correct minor bite issues, and can often improve speech. Overall, the false tooth serves as a place holder to avoid the shifting of other teeth, and will maintain and even improve your oral health while protecting the appearance of your smile!
If you’re missing a tooth and are searching for the right dental solution, contact our North York Dentists! Come into our Thornhill Dentistry, Abitibi Dental Centre, today to see if a dental bridge is the right solution for you. Your smile will thank you!