Don’t think that your options for teeth replacement are limited to all or nothing. You don’t have to be missing all of your teeth to qualify for dentures. You don’t have to opt for dental implants as the only means to replace a small number of missing teeth. There is something called a partial denture, or dental bridge that can cover up the space from one or several missing teeth on any given arch. Your Celina dentist, Dr. Angela Ganjoor, will talk more about this form of restorative dentistry.
Hidden Downfalls of Missing Teeth
Unlike cosmetic issues or cavities and decay on back teeth, missing an entire tooth affects both the look and function of your mouth. Don’t think that ignoring a missing tooth that is in the back (and therefore not visible) won’t ever effect your appearance. Having a space in your smile can allow other teeth to eventually drift out of place, creating a need for orthodontic work. You can also experience issues with speaking clearly when teeth are missing. Eating certain foods can become a problem as well, depending on how big the space is.
What a Dental Bridge Can Do for You
Your Celina dentist, offers a full array of restorative dentistry options for replacement of missing teeth. A dental bridge consist of crowns being attached to the teeth on either side of where you have missing teeth. Prosthetic teeth are fixed to the center of the bridge to create an attractive look and a strong foundation for you to do everything you need to – bite, chew, speak in a clear manner. The bridge hovers on your gum line so the placement is secure but the tissues shouldn’t become irritated. You’ll be able to live your life and smile freely as if you are sporting all of your original teeth.
Replacing Missing Teeth in Celina
For more information about replacing missing teeth, contact our Celina dentist, Dr. Ganjoor. At Celina Family Dentistry, we offer dental implants, partial dentures, and full dentures in addition to dental bridges. You can call our 75009 dental office at (214) 851-0130 to schedule an appointment. We welcome patients from Celina, Prosper, Gunter, Frisco, McKinney, Aubrey, Pilot Point, Anna, and surrounding areas.