If you’ve lost a tooth, you may be wondering what, if anything, you should do about it. Maybe you think the empty space isn’t really noticeable, so there’s no rush to talk to a dentist about your options.
At Dr. Kevin Burgdorf’s dental office in Maryland Heights, we understand that you may be hesitant to invest in a tooth replacement like a dental bridge. You have cost to think about as well as the time it will take to create a high-quality restoration that fits your smile.
Reasons why choosing a dental bridge is beneficial:
- Improved function – No matter how you shift food around in your teeth to eat with a missing tooth, it’s just plain uncomfortable. A dental bridge fills the gap with an artificial tooth, allowing you to comfortably enjoy all your favorite foods.
- Improved appearance – People may not notice the gap in your smile, but you do! All the time you’re trying to convince yourself that it doesn’t matter, your confidence is sinking. Dental bridges at our Maryland Heights dental office are all-porcelain and will complete your smile and boost your self-confidence.
- Improved oral health – Replacing a missing tooth isn’t just good for function and esthetics. A gap in your smile makes room for neighboring teeth to gradually drift into the empty space. Over time, this will lead to crowding, which makes proper oral hygiene difficult. A dental bridge holds the space for the missing tooth, which eliminates movement of surrounding teeth.
The bottom line is that replacing a tooth as soon as possible is the right thing to do. We understand your concerns, but you can be sure that we will do everything possible to make the process as easy as possible. The reward of a healthy, functional, and beautiful smile will be worth it! For more information about products we recommend or to schedule your next appointment, please call our Bridgeton dental office that serves the Maryland Heights and Hazelwood area at (314) 291-9000. We’re looking forward to seeing you soon!