Many people are
not concerned about missing teeth in the back of the mouth. Some
figure that no one can see those teeth, so why spend the money on
bridges in Indianapolis IN? There are oral and
overall health reasons to have a bridge made or get a dental implant
if only one tooth is missing.
People may not
see the back teeth, but they will notice that a few are missing. Back
teeth contribute to the shape of the face and the way people speak.
Pronunciation of words will change, and speech will not be as clear.
Chewing will be
affected as well. Eating will take longer, and food will need to be
cut up smaller to avoid choking. Improper chewing can also lead to
problems with the digestion of food.
around the empty spaces will begin to shift and become misaligned.
New gaps will form leaving the teeth and gum vulnerable to bacteria
and food particles. Loosening teeth will be susceptible to pain,
damage, and decay.
Dental bridges in Indianapolis IN will reduce gum recession, keep healthy teeth in place, and allow people to eat what they want without difficulty. Bridges can be permanent via anchors in the jaw or be removable like traditional dentures. This is determined by the condition of the gumline and jaw, budgets, and the preferences of patients.
A Minimum of
through the process of getting a dental bridge made will need to plan
on at least two visits to the office. The first is to have a mold
made of the space that the new teeth will occupy. X-rays of the teeth
at either end of the bridge will also be taken to assess their
A bridge will
typically take two-weeks to come back from the dental laboratory.
When that happens, the second visit will be scheduled to fit the
bridge and ensure it will stay in place. In some cases, adjustments
will be needed, and more appointments will be scheduled to make
those, so patients get the most use and comfort out of the new bridge
Bridges will last up to fifteen-years with proper care. The investment is well worth it because oral health, digestion, and speaking will not decline. People interested in exploring the options best suited for them can contact us to schedule an appointment.
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