In the United States, more than 120 million people are missing at least one tooth, according to estimates from the American College of Prosthodontics. Many of those people are missing multiple teeth.
Missing teeth should not be ignored. Those gaps in your smile can affect your self-esteem, your ability to eat the foods that you love, and your oral health. Dr. Ron Receveur and the rest of our team at New Albany Implants want you to enjoy the confidence of a complete smile. We want you to eat what you want to eat and keep your mouth as healthy as possible, too.
It’s why we offer implant-supported dental bridges for our patients. To learn how you can get one of our bridges — in a single day — call (812) 945-7645 to make an appointment at our New Albany, IN dental office.
Don’t Let Your Teeth Drift
You probably don’t realize it, but you are putting force on your teeth throughout the day, particularly when you bite and chew. However, removing just one or two teeth can lead to “drifting.” Your teeth will have a tendency to move toward the front of your mouth if there isn’t anything to prevent this. When you have a gap in your smile, those forces mentioned earlier push your teeth into those gaps. That changes the appearance of your smile as well as the way your bite fits together.
As a result, you can see changes in your smile. You also can have greater difficulty biting and chewing many kinds of food. When this happens, you may feel self-conscious about your teeth and less willing to eat the foods you want to eat. Both of those things can be bad for your quality of life.
To prevent this from happening, you need to fill the gaps in your smile. Our zirconium bridges and crowns do that with a restoration that looks like a natural tooth, so you can feel good about sharing your smile.
Form Follows Function
Traditional bridges can stop drifting and give you a natural-looking smile. However, there is something missing. You still should have a replacement for the roots of your missing teeth.
Why is this important? Your roots and your jawbone have an important relationship. Your roots stimulate your jaw (due to pressure when you bite and chew) keeping your bone healthy.
If it isn’t replaced, then your jawbone will shrink. That bone loss increases your risk of losing more teeth, cause wrinkles to form faster, making you look older than you really are.
By getting implants, you don’t just fill in the gaps above the gumline. You also replace what’s missing underneath.
With implants to secure your bridge, you can bite with more force. You provide the stimulation your jaw needs to keep your bone healthy, and you can maintain a more youthful appearance for years to come.
Your Smile Can Be As Good As New
Every year, Dr. Ron places more than 500 implants. He’s been helping patients restore their smiles for decades. He also has a better than 98 percent success rate with the implants that he places. It’s why we feel confident in offering a lifetime warranty on every implant placed at our practice. He’s also developed the One Day Smile Solution™, which allows our patients to rebuild their healthy smiles faster than other practices.
In other words, you can rebuild your healthy smile in less time by getting your implant-supported dental bridge from us. Call (812) 945-7645 today or fill out our online form to contact New Albany Implants. We are confident that you will be glad that you did.