Tooth loss as an adult can be somewhat of a traumatizing experience. Depending on if the tooth loss is in a visible part of your smile or not can all play into how much it may affect your feelings and confidence. A missing tooth in a visible part of your smile can lead to embarrassing questions or a loss of self-esteem. A missing tooth in the back of your smile may not affect the way you see yourself in the mirror or how other people see you, but it can quite negatively affect your smile’s health. A restorative prosthetic option like a dental bridge can help you to recover quickly from tooth loss. Your dentist in Olathe, Kansas can walk you through your restorative options and why one can be so important for your smile’s recovery.
Why Recovery Is Important
If your tooth loss is in the front of your smile, the need to replace the tooth can feel a bit more pressing. Every chance you get to look in the mirror, you may look back at a smile you don’t recognize. A missing tooth may make you feel less inclined to smile, talk, or laugh. A missing tooth can also impact your ability to bite and chew. It can make you chew on the other side of your smile, which can put those teeth in danger of being overworked and overused.
Why a Dental Bridge
Dental bridges can be a non-invasive solution, which means they can be placed without surgery. A dental bridge is created and customized for your smile. It will sit on healthy teeth on either side of the gap made by the missing tooth (or adjacent missing teeth). In some situations, a bridge supported by a dental implant can be a better option though it would require oral surgery. Your dentist will be able to recommend the best options for smile recovery after tooth loss.
Talk to your dentist about other options
We can help you determine the best way to restore your smile after tooth loss. To schedule a consultation call E-Care Dentistry, PA in Olathe, KS, today at 913-764-1018. We also proudly serve patients from Overland Park, Lenexa, Leawood, Gardner, Spring Hill, Osawatomie, Edgerton, Shawnee, Johnson County, De Soto, Paola, Lawrence, and all surrounding communities.