Bridges | Dentist in Waterford MI
Are you missing teeth?
Missing teeth are not only a reason to feel insecure about your smile, but they can also have detrimental affects on your entire mouth. Teeth around the gap will begin to shift inward, creating a chain reaction of dental issues. The surrounding teeth will use their neighbors for support and with one missing, they will all begin to “fall.” As this situation becomes more extreme, your bite will change in response to the pressure, resulting in problems with your jaw, such as Temporal Mandibular Jaw Disorder (TMJ). Additionally, the neighboring teeth will begin to deteriorate and will eventually fall out. As you have less and less teeth in your mouth to care for, the neglect will ultimately lead to gum disease.
Fill in the gaps!
In order to avoid all the dental chaos mentioned above, it is important to fill in the space caused by a missing tooth as soon as possible. Bridges will replace the missing tooth, both functionally and cosmetically. Bridge work is as much of an art as it is an exact science. Using gold alloys, porcelain bonded to metal alloy or ceramic substance, the material is manipulated to look like a tooth. It uses the two surrounding teeth for support. The choice of material depends largely on how strong it needs to be, whether there will be extreme or minimal wear and how it looks aesthetically.
Protect your teeth with a bridge from your Waterford dentist.
The dental advantages of bridge work will not only serve as protection against tooth decay, shifting and gum disease, but that beautiful, natural-looking smile will also give you confidence. Stannard & Studt & Wolf Dentistry is proud to offer our finest dental expertise to help you achieve an exceptional smile instead of constantly hiding those pearly whites. Let one of our accomplished and experienced dentists tell you more about our one-of-a-kind bridge work today!