As you probably know, there are a number of problems that could lead to a missing tooth. For instance, if you don’t care for your teeth well or don’t practice great oral health, you might lose your tooth. Missing a tooth can be embarrassing, but have you heard that missing a tooth might lead to more serious problems? You’ll be more likely to have bad breath, cavities, or gum disease, or your other teeth may shift.
As you may have heard, bridges are essentially made with artificial teeth that are attached to crowns. Still, because crowns are attached to your pearly whites, your teeth and your gums will have to be healthy or you may need to consider a different restoration option. To make matters worse, you could have problems like gum disease and tooth decay and not know it. This is one reason you should schedule regular appointments with us. Of course, the number of teeth you’re trying to replace is another factor you’ll need to consider when you’re choosing your restoration. If you’re missing three or more consecutive teeth, a bridge might not meet your needs well.
After your bridge is placed, you should be able to eat comfortably and to speak clearly. If you would like to learn more about getting a bridge in Carlsbad, California, we invite you to give Steven A. Beuligmann, DDS Inc a call at 760.729.5964. Dr. Steven A. Beuligmann and our team are excited to meet with you soon!