In case of accidents when one is unfortunate enough to be hit face-first, loss of teeth can be a common outcome. Apart from accidents, decay also plays a major part in causing loss of teeth that is prominent and extremely visible. While some make do with a few missing teeth, those younger and in the habit of socially interacting with people, whether for work or otherwise, can be negatively affected.
Dental bridges, at our clinic in Oakleigh, are an alternative to implants for replacing missing teeth. Whether it’s the result of a tooth extraction or other causes, a missing tooth or teeth can impact on bite and chew function. This can also affect smile confidence and even lead to more serious concerns as remaining teeth move and gums are affected. Another vital impact of missing teeth is the change in the shape of the face. This happens due to the adjacent teeth moving within the gap left behind by the lost tooth, which in turn causes the adjacent teeth to become crooked, worsening the problem.
A dental bridge can be a solution to missing teeth. In terms of aesthetics, comfort and overall health and wellbeing, they are a good solution too.