The unfortunate reality of a missing tooth is that it typically leads to more tooth loss. This happens because when your root is missing, your bone has nothing to support and it begins to deteriorate.
When you're missing one or more of your teeth, daily life becomes challenging. The good news is that you have options! You may benefit from a dental bridge at our Chesterfield, MO, dental practice, and Dr. Robert Rahm can help!
What Is a Dental Bridge?
For patients missing one or more adjacent teeth, a dental bridge may be ideal. Using crowns as anchors to your healthy teeth, a bridge literally fills in the gap with naturally appealing prosthetic teeth.
Dr. Rahm will customize your bridge so it matches your existing teeth and complements your smile. Keeping your anchor teeth clean and healthy is critical for the longevity of your bridge; however, with the right care and regular check-ups, your bridge can potentially last for many years.
For patients who are missing multiple teeth, an implant-supported bridge may be the solution.
In this scenario, dental implants are strategically placed to anchor your prosthetic teeth. This creates a secure fit, and the implants also help keep your bone healthy and stimulated. Implant-supported bridges offer great longevity since dental implants can potentially last for a lifetime.
Dr. Rahm is able to handle implant surgery and placement in the comfort of our Chesterfield dental office, so you won't have to go elsewhere for any aspect of your care.
Which Option Is Right for Me?
If you're thinking of replacing one or more teeth, Dr. Rahm can help you determine which solution best fits your needs using a visual examination and x-rays. You may have options to choose from, and Dr. Rahm enjoys educating patients about their oral health so they can make the right decisions regarding their own care.
Don't let missing teeth hold you back from living the life you deserve! Contact our office today to learn more about your options.