Have you ever lost a permanent tooth? A missing tooth not only affects your smile, but your overall health, as well. Many people don’t realize how much negative impact a lost tooth can have on their dental health. Fortunately, your Livonia dentist, Dr. James Stewart, has a solution. In today’s blog, Dr. Stewart discusses how a dental bridge can restore your smile and safeguard your dental health.
Don’t Hesitate to Replace Missing Teeth!
Do you have one or more missing teeth? If the answer is yes, then you should contact Dr. Stewart immediately. When you lose a tooth, the stability of the surrounding teeth become threatened. Your tooth may begin to drift towards the empty socket, causing misalignment. A misaligned smile can eventually make chewing or speaking difficult, and even lead to serious complications such as TMJ disorder. In addition, misalignment increases the risk of further tooth loss. The body responds to missing teeth by suspending the flow of vital nutrients to the jawbone around the empty sockets. Starved of essential doses of calcium and phosphorus, the jawbone dissolves. Loss of bone dentistry can lead alter the facial structure, leading to jowls, sunken cheeks, and a ptotic, or witch’s, chin.
What is a Dental Bridge?
A dental bridge is composed of a replacement tooth with a crown attached to each side. The crowns are placed on the natural teeth sitting on either side of the empty socket. The crowns help anchor your new tooth into replace, restoring your smile and preventing misalignment. Our crowns are custom-made using impressions of your teeth, providing a durable and natural looking restoration.
Schedule an Appointment with Your Livonia Cosmetic Dentist
Are you currently missing one or more teeth? Interested in restoring your smile with our innovative dental bridges? Then talk to your Livonia cosmetic dentist, Dr. Stewart, today! Stewart can provide a diagnosis and sit down with you to discuss treatment options. We provide general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry to maintain beautiful smiles for the entire family! Contact our 48154 dentist office. Schedule a visit by calling (734) 425-4400. We serve patients from Livonia, Farmington, Farmington Hills, and surrounding areas.