Losing permanent teeth is one of the most common dental problems in the United States. According to the American Dental Association, 7 percent of the population has lost one by the age of 17, and the majority of people will have lost 12 by the age of 50. At NY Smile Creators in Flushing, we craft permanent solutions for the issue of permanent tooth loss by creating dental bridges personalized for you.
A dental bridge is an appliance designed to fill the gaps caused by missing teeth with a synthetic replacement. These synthetic teeth are made of tooth-colored composite resin and are attached either to abutment teeth or directly into the jawbone. The result is a permanent solution that is also durable and functional.
Losing permanent teeth is no laughing matter. While having one tooth missing isn’t usually an issue, the situation becomes more serious as more are lost. Over time, patients who are missing teeth become more susceptible to oral health conditions like gum disease and tooth decay. The jawbone also starts to thin because it is no longer being utilized or given pressure by the tooth. In severe cases, patients who are missing multiple teeth experience facial collapse.
A bridge can prevent these numerous problems by completing the smile and giving you a full set of functional teeth. The bridge is also durable and easy to clean since the composite resin is not prone to tooth decay like regular teeth.
Besides the physical benefit, there can also be an emotional one. Having missing teeth is heavily stigmatized in the United States, and the bridge helps prevent self-confidence issues by giving you a full set of teeth with which you can eat and smile in public.
The only requirements for receiving a bridge are having missing teeth and nearby healthy teeth and gums. If you are worried your oral wellbeing is not good, our dedicated dentist will craft a personalized treatment plan to help you get where you need to be.
Contact NY Smile Creators in Flushing today to schedule your first appointment for a dental bridge. We are always glad to give our patients healthy smiles.