At our Fort Myers dental office, we do everything possible to save your natural teeth because we know your natural teeth help protect your smile. When you lose a tooth, the adjacent teeth can move and tilt. This could create problems with your bite and cause conditions such as bone loss.
A missing tooth also affects your appearance. Having a gap in your smile may mean that you avoid laughing, talking, eating, and smiling in front of others, keeping you from enjoying some of the best things in life!
Fixed Dental Bridges
When our patients want to replace a missing tooth, we provide all the options available so you can make an informed decision that matches your health goals, lifestyle, and budget.
For some patients, having a dental implant is not possible either because of health reasons or because you simply want another choice. You might decide on a dental bridge instead. Dental bridges are a common choice for patients with missing teeth, and Dr. Malaric is highly skilled in creating comfortable, attractive dental bridges.
A dental bridge will complete the appearance of your smile and provide an added benefit of keeping your teeth from tipping into the gap created by your missing tooth.
Because two crowns suspend your artificial tooth, you will want to take extra care to keep it clean. Good oral hygiene and routine dental cleanings are the best insurance to protect your dental restorations. At each of your dental exams, we will inspect the condition of your dental bridge to make sure it still provides you with the function and aesthetics you desire.
If you have multiple missing teeth and would like an option other than a partial denture to replace them, you might consider an implant-supported bridge.
An implant-supported bridge uses two or more dental implants to secure your bridge in place, giving you more stability.
Do You Have Missing Teeth?
Contact Alliance Dental today to schedule an evaluation. Dr. Spaska Malaric will explain your treatment options and help you make a decision that works best for you.