Alpharetta Creek Restorative Dentistry

Why do I need a dental bridge?

It is crucial for your overall dental health to replace a missing tooth as soon as possible. A dental bridge placed at Alpharetta Creek Restorative Dentistry is just one option that can fill the open space and serve as a placeholder to stabilize surrounding teeth.

Whether or not you’re aware of it, your teeth are always moving to some extent. It is a very minor, subtle movement, but it does occur. When a tooth is healthy, the root not only holds it in place but also prevents adjacent teeth from moving.

If you lose a tooth, the fact that there is now an open space where the root should be gives surrounding teeth room to gradually drift out of proper alignment. A dental bridge does not actually have any type of root, but the fact that it’s there prevents other teeth from moving out of place.

So, a dental bridge is helpful, not only because it fills the space and improves your appearance, but it also protects your other teeth from becoming misaligned. Misaligned teeth are unattractive, and they can lead to problems with your dental bite and make proper oral hygiene difficult.

If you have a missing tooth, please call and ask us about restorative dentistry options at our Alpharetta dental office. We will be happy to arrange a consultation so that you can discuss bridges and other tooth replacement options with Dr. Kai.

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