Having missing teeth can be inconvenient and uncomfortable. Not only do you lose some usage of your teeth, making you unable to enjoy your favorite foods in the same way, but they can also alter your appearance, which can make some people feel self-conscious. A great solution to replace missing teeth is by using dental bridges, which can be found at Dr. Vinit Shah.
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These are fixed dental prosthetics that are custom-made to fill in a space where teeth are missing. They rely on the neighboring teeth to act as anchors and consist of one or more replacement teeth to restore the appearance and functionality to your smile.
Letting the problem of missing teeth go unaddressed can have negative effects on your smile. First of all, the remaining teeth can shift along the gumline to move into the empty space. This can eventually affect your bite and unevenly distributes biting forces on the remaining teeth, which can wear them out more quickly. Additionally, when a tooth is missing, the bone that once supported it can start to shrink. If that happens, it can affect your facial structure, giving you a much older appearance.
It will take at least two visits to Dr. Vinit Shah, Dentist to have a bridge placed. Because having a fixed bridge means that your existing natural teeth will be used, they will be prepared during your first visit. The teeth on either side of the gap will be shaved down a portion to make room to fit a dental crown. Your dentist will then make an impression and/or take images of these teeth as well as the space. This information will be sent to a dental laboratory, which will create the bridge. At the end of your first appointment, your dentist will place a temporary bridge to keep the prepared teeth protected.
When the permanent bridge is ready, you will return to Dr. Vinit Shah Dentist to allow your dentist to fit, adjust, and cement the bridge onto the prepared teeth.
If you have missing teeth and are tired of dealing with the space in your mouth, consider having a dental bridge placed in Elmhurst. At Dr. Vinit Shah Dentist, we can provide you with a high-quality bridge that is natural-looking and comfortable.