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Bridge the Gap with the Help of Birmingham Dentistry

By summer on June 18, 2014


Numerous reasons exist why someone might be missing their teeth. Regardless of whether the tooth was removed due to an excessive amount of decay or it was lost due to an injury, missing teeth are one of the biggest complaints at the dentist office. One of the biggest reasons why people should get their teeth replaced is due to aesthetics. Smiles showing a missing tooth will often send an uncomplimentary message to those around you. From the dental standpoint, there are far bigger concerns than just the appearance of the patient.

Whenever a tooth is missing, it is common for the tooth that lies above it to begin erupting out of its socket and into the empty space. Teeth that are missing can alter the individuals speech and affect childhood development adversely or professional lives of adults. Missing teeth will also cause the surrounding teeth to drift or tip into the open gap. Problems with your bite can occur, which will make it difficult to close the mouth. If you dont treat the problem, TMJ can occur. Its imperative that you understand teeth can move at any point in time. Replacing teeth that are missing is not just something that you have to worry about as a child, but it affects adults too.

Even with these consequences, not every tooth will require replacement. Dentists dont recommend that you replace a wisdom tooth. In the case of older individuals, a second molar that is lost will not affect the functions in your mouth or require replacement.

Bridges need support from the surrounding teeth, so the nearby teeth need to be in god overall health. Nothing is more frustrating than paying for dental bridges only to have them fail due to the supporting teeth not being able to handle the extra stress imposed upon them. Make sure to speak with the dentist about the benefits that are waiting for you with a dental bridge to help close in the gap to see what they can do for you and your mouth today. Understanding the complexities of dental bridges will go a long way in preserving your dental health.

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