Having a missing tooth can cause you to lose confidence in your smile, but it can also impact how well you chew, and surrounding teeth may shift and become misaligned as a result of the empty space where the tooth once was. Flossing may become more difficult as a result, and improper flossing may lead to tooth decay and gum disease down the road.
A missing tooth can be corrected with the installation of a dental bridge, which is a false tooth, called a ‘pontic’, that is held together by teeth on either side of the gap. A traditional dental bridge is the most common type of bridge and can be used when you have natural teeth on both sides of the gap that is left by the missing tooth.
With proper care, a dental bridge can last up to 15 years.
If you are missing a tooth, there are different options available to restore the missing tooth, including a dental bridge. Call DaVinci Dentistry to make an appointment to discuss your options. We proudly serve patients in Southlake, TX, and the surrounding areas.