If a tooth is missing from your smile, it not only looks unattractive, but it also has the potential to cause a number of serious dental issues as well. The adjacent teeth will start shifting into the empty space, which will change the way your teeth align and affect your bite. This slight adjustment can cause other teeth to shift and put excess forces on the joint of your jaw, which can often develop into a TMJ disorder. Our caring dentists may recommend a dental bridge to fill the space in your smile and prevent any serious problems from occurring.
A dental bridge in Kansas City, Kansas, is typically comprised of two crowns on the adjacent teeth with a false tooth in the middle. Because Dr. Shelly Galvin and Dr. Kritika Thomas place the crowns on the teeth or dental implants next to the gap, the restoration is very stable and lasting. This ensures that your restoration does not easily come loose or shift in your mouth. Each bridge is custom made to fit your smile precisely and to aesthetically enhance your appearance, as well as to improve the functionality of your smile.
If you would like to know more about dental bridges, we would be happy to schedule a consultation for you at Westwood Dental. We invite you to call or visit our office today.