The more delay there is in replacing missing teeth, the harder it can be to replace them. The remaining teeth shift to fill the gap which creates a misaligned bite and a host of neuromuscular dentistry problems. It also at some point causes bone loss which makes it very difficult to replace a tooth. By replacing your lost teeth you serve yourself well, as it will:
If you have a dental bridge to fill those gaps you will have a natural-looking, effective tooth replacement. The most commonly done bridge consists of an artificial tooth supported by its two neighboring teeth. Those two anchor teeth are given crowns to attach the new tooth (called a pontic), and this allows for normal biting and chewing pressure.
Dr. Chris Winterholler has a great deal of experience placing dental implants, and enormous success in the outcomes. Winterholler Dentistry is a metal-free office and your bridge will be metal-free to give you the most natural smile enhancement.
Our office has CEREC technology to mill your crowns on site. That saves you having to come back for a second visit after an outside dental laboratory has made your crowns. Missing tooth replacement is often done as part of a full-mouth restoration for those who have multiple dental issues to resolve. If you experience anxiety about visiting a dentist, please know that we understand that and we offer sedation dentistry to help you stay calm and confident.
To learn more about dental bridges and how best to improve your dental health, please contact our implant dentistry office for a free consultation. Winterholler Dentistry serves Phoenix, Scottsdale and Payson, Arizona and we look forward to working with you.
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