Closing A Gap In Your Smile Left By Missing Teeth

When tooth loss leaves a visible gap in your smile, it can seriously impact how comfortable you are with your appearance. In addition to making you more self-conscious about how you look, it can have a negative impact on how you bite and chew food, which can lead to painful problems with your jaw joints. Your dentist can provide prosthetic dental work that restores your smile. When you receive a custom-made restoration, you can address the many problems created by tooth loss. You can even receive permanent support when you receive a dental bridge, or if you have your prosthetic held by a dental implant

What Kind Of Prosthetic Should I Use To Address Tooth Loss?

Your dentist can recommend the appropriate prosthetic based on your tooth loss. If you have one missing tooth, or a few teeth in a row that are missing, a dental bridge can be created. Bridges stay in place because of a pair of dental crowns, which are placed on teeth surrounding the gap where your prosthetic is needed. Partials can occupy multiple non-sequential gaps while leaving your remaining teeth in place. If you need all of your upper or lower teeth replaced, full dentures can be required. When you seek a prosthetic, ask about dental implants. With implant support, you can have a better, more comfortable experience with your restored smile.

Why Tooth Loss Is More Than Just A Problem For Your Appearance

Tooth loss can certainly impact your appearance, but you should also think about how it can affect your ability to bite and chew. Modifying routine dental functions can lead to more wear and tear on certain teeth, and to stress on your jaw joints. You can also experience a deterioration of your jawbone, something that you can prevent with implant-supported prosthetics.

Talk To Modern Dentistry Of Shrewsbury About Addressing Tooth Loss

At Modern Dentistry of Shrewsbury, patients can enjoy an amazing smile recovery after receiving the appropriate prosthetic. Our practice is proud to individuals who struggle with tooth loss enjoy amazing improvements. Contact us to schedule an appointment with Dr. Pizzi, Dr. Mehdi, and colleagues by calling our office at (508) 842-8838. Located in Shrewsbury, MA, we proudly treat patients from Worcester, North and South Grafton, Westborough, Southborough, Northborough, Boylston, Hopkinton, Millbury, and all surrounding areas.