When you have lost a tooth, or as many as three to four in a row, then you need a dental prosthetic. Replacing your missing teeth can help preserve your jawbone and your youthful facial features too. In today’s blog, your Cleveland, TX, dentist talks about the benefits of dental implant bridges.
The Impact of Minor Tooth Loss
How do you lose your natural teeth? For some, this could be due to infection or a severe cavity, while others may lose them to injury, or in most cases, periodontal disease. These gaps obviously change the appearance of your smile, but they can also impact health and function too. You could find your meal options severely limited, and you could have trouble speaking clearly too. The most severe complication is the loss of mass and density in your jaw. Without regular doses of calcium and phosphorus, you lose mass and density around the missing tooth root. Over time, this causes further tooth loss and an aged appearance! But supporting a prosthetic with dental implants can preserve your smile.
Creating Your Unique Prosthetic
Each bridge is custom-made for our patients, ensuring they fit comfortably and provide a balanced bite. We also want to ensure they look natural too! Our team will gather detailed digital images of the gap in your smile, and use them to create a 3D impression of your smile. In a dental lab setting, we will create the prosthetic from durable ceramic. This material can handle daily bite forces and be shaded to blend with your smile. The bridge consists of new teeth with crowns on one of both sides of them.
The Dental Implant Advantages
With the traditional option, we need to remove structure from healthy teeth so make room for the crowns. As the jaw ridge will continue to change shape, this means the prosthetic needs to be replaced every 10 to 15 years. But with dental implants, we insert one to two posts into the jaw. They bond with the bone structure like natural rotos, so the bridge doesn’t change shape or lose mass and density. Instead, we have free standing posts to connect the corns to, securing a prosthetic that can last for decades to come, possibly even a lifetime.
If you have any questions about treating your missing teeth with a dental implant bridge, then contact our team today to learn more.
Speak With Your Cleveland, TX Dentist About Tooth Replacement
At Cleveland Family Dentistry, we want to address your tooth loss and restore your smile. To schedule an appointment, call our dental office in Cleveland, TX, today at (281) 592-1234. We also proudly serve patients and their families from Kingwood, New Caney, Conroe, Livingston, Huffman, and all surrounding communities.