Losing a tooth has a significant impact on your quality of life. Whether caused by injury or illness, a gap in your smile can create great embarrassment with your appearance. It can harm your ability to comfortably bite and chew your food. Your jaw may become sore as you shift the alignment of your bite around the open area. You can even develop difficulty speaking with an altered mouth. Receiving quality prosthodontic care requires knowing what options are available to restore your missing tooth and improve your overall oral health.
Your Cerritos, CA dentist’s office offers a restorative procedure that mimics the appearance of a natural tooth while returning strength to your bite. Placing a dental implant can help you recover from tooth loss and provide critical stability to your jaw bone. We also offer custom dental bridges that return your bite’s function with the placement of a prosthetic across the gap in your teeth. Seeking a tooth replacement solution can return your quality of life after experiencing tooth loss!
How Do Dental Bridges Work?
Losing a tooth alters your ability to bite and chew normally and can cause embarrassment with your smile. If not treated promptly, a gap in your teeth can cause future oral health issues. Every time a tooth falls out of your mouth, the surrounding teeth shift into the new gap. This disrupts the alignment of your bite and can cause uneven wear. Your other teeth become loose as they lose support and can lead to further total losses. A dental bridge prevents this shift by filling in the space to create a full smile. The prosthetic connects to your mouth by placing dental crowns on each tooth on either side of the gap. This solution is useful when the remaining teeth are healthy. If neighboring teeth are unstable from too much damage, a bridge may not be appropriate for treatment. We will examine your mouth and determine the proper service for your tooth loss.
Receiving A Dental Implant
A dental implant treats a missing tooth through placement of a titanium post into the bone of your jaw. The post allows us to connect a prosthetic, such as a crown, above your gumline to mimic the appearance and function of a natural tooth. Biting with an implant transfers force from the prosthetic into the post that stimulates your jaw bone. This stimulation helps prevent deterioration of the bone that could lead to further tooth loss.
Speak With Your Cerritos, CA Dentist Office About Restoring Missing Teeth!
Prosthodontic replacements can improve your appearance and help you chew after experiencing tooth loss. Our office offers consultation to determine which treatment will restore your confidence in the health of your smile. For more information and to schedule a visit, contact your Cerritos, CA dentist’s office at 562-584-4082. We also serve patients from the surrounding communities of Lakewood, Long Beach, and Buena Park as well.