Few dental conditions impact the appearance and function of the teeth as much as tooth loss. Losing a tooth creates a gap in the smile and health conditions that can have a negative effect on the function of your remaining teeth.
Dental bridges can give you your smile back and eliminate the chain-reaction of health conditions that lead to reduced function and an incomplete smile. We offer natural-looking, tooth-colored bridges in our Evansville, IN dental office to give patients the power to smile confidently again.
Cosmetic Reasons for a Dental Bridge
If you find yourself covering your smile with your hand because of a missing tooth, you may want to consider a dental bridge. A bridge requires crowns on healthy adjacent teeth to hold an artificial tooth in place, filling the gap left by a missing tooth and restoring the chewing surface.
Dr. Chris Meunier matches the dental bridge to the surrounding teeth so that no one will notice your dentistry, just your smile.
Practical Reasons for a Dental Bridge
Speaking and eating can be difficult when dealing with missing teeth and can be embarrassing as well. Having a gap in your smile may mean that food or saliva sneaks out through the gap, causing people to be hesitant to participate in social or professional events.
Health Reasons for a Dental Bridge
Spaces in the smile leave room for remaining teeth to tilt toward the gap in the smile, impacting the integrity of the bite and exposing sensitive roots.
A dental bridge acts as a space holder, keeping your other teeth from shifting and causing additional oral health conditions.
For more information about dental bridges in the Evansville, IN area, contact Reliant Family Dental for teeth replacement options you can count on. From dental implants to bridges and even dentures, we will present each of the options available and help you make a decision that gives you your smile back.