When you lose a tooth, then you may benefit from a bridge. Our custom prosthetics not only look natural, but provide durable tooth replacement too. In today’s blog, your Newhall, CA, dentist will talk about tackling minor tooth loss with our secure and natural-looking dental bridges.
The Factors Behind Tooth Loss
How do we lose our natural teeth? This could happen due to a number of different factors. For some, missing teeth are linked to untreated decay or infection, or possibly an injury to the face or jaw. In most cases however, periodontitis, the advanced stage of gum disease, is the culprit. When we lose our natural teeth, even if this is only one or two teeth, this could cause misalignment to develop that impacts your oral health and overall smile appearance. You could also be vulnerable to issues like TMJ disorder and bruxism and develop issues with clear speech or eating. But with the placement of a bridge, we can address your minor tooth loss and offer a lifelike solution!
Creating Lifelike Dental Prosthetics
To begin, our team will numb the abutment teeth, the ones on each side of the gap in your smile. Our team then removes structure from these teeth and takes detailed digital images of the area. Using the images and measurements we take, we will design and fabricate your custom dental bridge. The prosthetic will have new teeth with crowns on one or both ends. We craft it from ceramic, which can handle daily bite forces and also be shaded to blend with your smile seamlessly. The crown portions will be attached to the abutment teeth, securing your bridge firmly in place. With proper care and attention, this can last for 10 to 15 years before requiring replacement as the jaw ridge gradually changes shape.
Protecting Your Smile
The same actions that protect your prosthetic can help prevent further tooth loss. You should brush your teeth for two minutes twice a day, using a fluoride toothpaste each time. Also, floss every evening before you brush that second time. Try to cut back on the sugar and starch in your diet, and see our team for a checkup and cleaning every six months. If you have any questions about how these actions can protect your custom bridge and prevent tooth loss, or if you have missing teeth that need replacement, then contact our team today to learn more.
Newhall Dental Arts Can Address Tooth Loss
Okur team wants to make sure your smile is not only complete, but beautiful too. Which is why we offer custom dental prosthetics, designed specifically for your smile. To learn more about our custom prosthetics, give us a call at Newhall Dental Arts in Newhall, CA, today at (661)259-7760!