Missing teeth can make you feel self-conscious and keep you from displaying a genuine smile. Gaps caused by missing teeth can lead to a variety of issues that may further impact your oral health without cosmetic dentistry. Closing those gaps between teeth can restore the beauty of your smile and increase your self-confidence.
If you have “windows” between your teeth, call The Grove Family Dentistry for a consultation appointment with Dr. Truong. After examining your teeth, he will speak to you about your options and let you know if you are a good candidate for a dental bridge.
Facial muscles depend on the support of teeth. Even one missing tooth can cause your face to look a little older and sunken in. Dental bridges restore a look of health to your appearance and fill out that collapsed look. Not only will a dental bridge help you look better and younger, you will also get back lost chewing surfaces, making it easier to eat the foods you enjoy.
Most adults prefer to look younger than their actual age, not older. The space left by missing teeth also presents problems that can have an adverse effect on your oral health. Teeth adjacent to the open space may begin to shift, lean or twist out of alignment. As these teeth move, other teeth may begin to move, also causing small gaps to form between your teeth. These gaps can form food traps making your teeth more susceptible to dental decay. The more teeth you are missing, the less chewing surface you have. This means you are not able to chew your food properly, so your body is not able to absorb important nutrients efficiently. Restoring the missing space with the addition of a dental bridge enhances your appearance as well as your general health, not to mention, a restoration of your self-confidence.
If you have missing teeth, contact The Grove Family Dentistry today and find out more about the advantages of getting a dental bridge. We will help you achieve a beautiful smile again while restoring your oral health.