Dental problems are common in the aftermath of tooth loss, which is why we often recommend replacing the missing tooth as soon as possible. While some problems are cosmetic, others can be more serious. If you are missing a tooth, you may feel self-conscious, embarrassed and struggle to eat healthy foods, and you are more likely to develop gum disease, misalignments, tooth decay, and further tooth loss. Our dentist in Northridge can help you decide if a dental bridge is right for you.
A dental bridge is a restoration that is supported by two healthy teeth on both sides of the gap or by dental implants. It can be used to replace one or a few teeth, and it not only restores the look of your smile but also helps keep teeth properly spaced and evenly distributes bite forces.
You may be a candidate for a dental bridge if you:
• Are missing one tooth or several teeth
• Have healthy teeth adjacent to the gap
• Are interested in a long-term restoration that is secure and comfortable
Properly maintained bridges can last seven years or more, and they can help you keep your smile healthy and happy. Give us a call today to learn more or to schedule your consultation with our expert in fixed bridges in Northridge.