The best way to avoid tooth loss is to have a good home care routine and regular check-ups at your dentist. Professional cleanings help you reach the areas of your teeth you cannot reach with your toothbrush or floss. We look for potential problems before they progress. We even offer preventative treatments to protect you from some of the most common dental conditions such as decay and periodontal disease.
However, despite your best efforts, it is possible you could face tooth loss at some point during your life. We know how humiliating and uncomfortable that can feel and want to do our best to protect your remaining teeth.
One of the oldest and most reliable forms of tooth replacement is the dental bridge. A traditional dental bridge, the most common kind, relies on the support of your adjacent teeth in order to anchor your artificial tooth. Replacing your missing tooth is about more than just improving your smile.
Did you know when you lose a tooth, your surrounding teeth will tend to tip toward that gap? This can cause real problems with your bite and throw off the delicate balance in your mouth, causing poor occlusion (a bad bite), periodontal disease, and even tooth loss.
By closing that gap, your artificial tooth, which will look just like your natural tooth, acts as a space holder, keeping your other teeth in place. Additionally, bridges complete your chewing surface, improve your smile, and look natural so that you can smile and laugh with confidence.
We offer a wide variety of tooth replacement options at our Madera, CA dental office. Dr. Jason Keledjian is friendly, gentle, and can outline all of your tooth replacement options such as dental bridges, dental implants, and dentures.