What is a bridge?
One definition is a structure for getting from one place to another. Another definition is something that connects things together.
Both of those definitions could apply to dental bridges.
In the world of restorative dentistry, bridges have played an important role in tooth replacement for a long time. They can create a connection that will help you get back to where you feel comfortable smiling again.
Today, you have the opportunity to get a long-lasting zirconium bridge at our dentist office in New Albany, IN. If you are missing teeth, then take a moment to learn what one of our bridges could do for you and your smile.
How You Got Where You Are
Tooth loss can happen in an instant. You could trip, fall, and hit your mouth on something.
Tooth loss can occur gradually, you may have had tooth decay that went untreated and left you will a tooth that falls out or needs to be removed.
Tooth loss also can happen as a result of gum disease. In fact, untreated gum disease is the most common cause of tooth loss in the United States.
Losing teeth can lead to a lot of emotions, too.
You may feel guilty for not taking care of your teeth like you should have. You may feel embarrassed by the gap in your smile. You may feel angry for not taking action sooner. You might feel ashamed — too ashamed to go out in public or to spend time with family and friends.
It’s normal to have one or more of those feelings. But you can’t let them prevent you from doing what you should.
If you come to our dentist office in New Albany, IN, we are not going to make you feel bad about the current condition of your smile. That isn’t going to help you. Instead, you will find that our we treat you will respect no matter what your mouth may look like.
Our goal is to give you a reason to smile again and to feel confident when you do.
How It Could Get Worse
Once you’ve lost a tooth or teeth, you are at great risk of losing more of your smile unless you replace your missing teeth as soon as you are able.
Losing teeth means a lost connection to your jawbone. While you may not notice it right away, that lost tooth can cause your jawbone to deteriorate.
Without those lost teeth, that part of your jaw is not being stimulated by your roots. Without that stimulation, your jawbone will stop making new bone tissue, and that part of your jaw will become smaller and weaker.
Other teeth can drift into this part of your mouth, which can change your bite — making it harder to bite and chew. This also can profoundly change your smile and your appearance.
And with each lost tooth, the problem gets more difficult to fix.
But you can stop it.
And Dr. Ron Receveur and our team at New Albany Implants can help.
We Can Build Your Dental Bridge
Zirconium offers several advantages for you as a tooth replacement.
Let’s start with the cosmetic benefits. Zirconium looks like natural teeth. When one of our dental bridges is added to your smile, your smile will look as good as it ever has.
Next, zirconium is durable. This means your dental bridge will last for decades with proper care. It also means that dental bridges are strong. They can do the things your teeth are supposed to do (bite, chew, and grind food).
And your bridge will be even better with our dental implants.
Implants replace the roots of your missing teeth. When they are placed in your jaw, the bone will respond to the implants the same way it respond to the roots of natural teeth. This means the implants will be held securely in place, so they will add stability to your dental bridge as well.
If you want your dental bridge to look natural and to be strong, stable, durable, and secure, then you need to make an appointment at New Albany Implants soon.