Dental mirror and dentures on a light blue backgroundThe last thing you might think would happen to you is losing a tooth as an adult, let alone losing multiple. What you may not be aware of, however, is that once you lose one, your chances of even more coming out increase drastically. Indeed, excellent preventive care is typically the best option to avoid these concerns, but once decay begins to significantly take effect, your only viable option may be to resort to restorative dentistry. In today’s blog, your Leawood, KS dentist will discuss how prosthetic dentistry can bridge the gap within your grin and how our office can help.

Oral Bacterial Concerns

As you may know, all smiles contain bacteria. How dangerous they become depends largely on the quality of your prevent care at home and if you are taking the necessary steps to ensure a healthy grin. When these bacteria are permitted to thrive, they cause your structures to decay and become infected. What’s more, it will continue to spread until your entire tooth has succumbed to infection, ultimately leading to tooth loss. Keep in mind, however, that your troubles will not stop there, because even though the infected structure has been removed, the infection itself may still remain, wreaking havoc on your other teeth and increasing your chances of losing adjacent ones. Fortunately, even in this stage of the process, our team may be able to help with the use of a dental bridge.

Addressing the Loss of Adjacent Teeth

When it comes to losing multiple teeth, it is often nobody’s first choice. What’s more, the more you lose, the more complicated your procedure, or so you might suppose. Fortunately, dental bridges can be used to do exactly that – bridge the gap within your grin, all while restoring your function as well. Our team utilizes material that closely mimics your natural teeth, and we can secure your restoration either with the help of implant posts or dental cement. For more information about this process, contact our team today.

Completing Your Grin

Cosmetically, having a full smile is a goal a number of individuals have. To have an incomplete smile can affect more than your appearance, however, and will begin to cause larger problems that impact your structure and function as well. This will ultimately lead to gradual deterioration among structures until eventually you are left with no remaining teeth. By taking the steps to seek treatment, our team will work with you to customize your procedure and ensure that your new restoration not only restores your function, but does so in a lifelike manner.

Schedule Your Visit

Contact Dreem Dentistry in Leawood, KS by calling 913-681-5500 to learn more about your prosthetic dental options and the importance of replacing missing teeth, or to schedule your appointment today.