Do you have a missing tooth or possibly multiple missing teeth? Wondering if you can replace missing teeth? Tooth loss can have negative consequences on the health and appearance of your smile. With a dental prosthesis, we can offer replacement for one or multiple lost teeth.
What Happens When I Lose a Tooth?
Losing a tooth can lead to chain reaction that hurts the health of your smile. First, your remaining teeth may become misaligned. As adjacent teeth move toward the gap in the smile, the resulting alignment problems can lead to an increase risk of tooth decay and gum disease. In addition, your body will register the loss of the tooth and stop sending doses of calcium and phosphorus to the surrounding jawbone. As the bone dissolves from lack of nutrients, you may develop an aged appearance. Fortunately, you can help promote good oral health by replacing lost teeth right away.
A dental bridge is a prosthesis that consists of replacement teeth with crowns on each side. We use the crowns to anchor the new teeth in place. With a dental bridge, you can avoid the development of misalignment. A bridge is a common and popular method of replacing one or more lost teeth in a row. To find out more, please contact our office right with your questions or to schedule an appointment.
With implants, we can replace every part of the lost tooth. By placing an implant post into the jaw, the prosthesis will bond with the jawbone like a natural tooth. This means the body continues to supply doses of nutrients to the jaw, maintaining your facial structure and youthful appearance. Strong and lasting as long as 25 years, dental implants offer state-of-the-art tooth replacement.
ABOUT YOUR BRIGHTON DENTISTS:
Located in Brighton, MA, Brighton Family Dental Group features experienced dentists and an excellent range of in-office treatments for every member of your family who needs dental care. If you’d like to learn more, you can schedule an appointment or consultation with Dr. Thomas Villani or Dr. Richard Kondrat by calling our office at (617) 562-5210.