Dental Bridges in Bangor, ME
Is your smile incomplete? Missing teeth can negatively affect you both emotionally and physically. Studies have shown that missing teeth can affect self-esteem. If you have one or more missing teeth, you may not feel as though you look your best. You may be more likely to cover your mouth with your hand while you laugh or talk, instead of expressing yourself freely. This kind of anxiety can even have a negative effect on your relationships.
Physically, when you experience tooth loss, it’s possible that your remaining teeth will shift in your mouth. This can cause your bite to change – causing problems like jaw pain and discomfort. Tooth loss also contributes to bone loss because the jaw bone is no longer stimulated by the root of the tooth to maintain itself.
Bone loss can alter the appearance of your face or even make it difficult for you to receive necessary dental procedures.
Fortunately, we offer tooth replacement options like bridges to make your grin whole again.
Bridges are a reliable and effective way to replace a missing tooth. Find out if a bridge is the best way to replace your missing tooth by scheduling a personal consultation with Dr. Travis Buxton at our dental office in Bangor, Maine.
What Is a Bridge?
A bridge is a restoration method in which a false tooth, called a pontic, is suspended in the gap where a tooth is missing. It uses the two adjacent teeth for support.
Your dentist will prepare the teeth on either side of the gap by carefully shaping them into posts. An impression will be made so that a bridge can be made to fit the area exactly. These two teeth will be covered with crowns, with the pontic tooth in-between. The whole restoration will be designed by your dentist to blend in perfectly with the rest of your natural teeth.
The bridge will prevent the shifting of teeth and keep your bite consistent for optimal oral health. It can also work to maintain the shape of your face.
A bridge results in the elimination of the gap made by a missing tooth so that your smile is consistent and beautiful again.
Call Our Bangor Dental Office Today!
Replacing your missing tooth can help you look your best, while also improving your dental health.
A bridge may not be the best restoration in every circumstance, so visit us at our Bangor dental office for a personalized consultation. You’ll be able to discuss your goals and concerns with Dr. Buxton.
For procedures like tooth replacement, you may be wondering about financing options. We accept insurance from most major insurance providers, and we also work with Care Credit. We believe in working with your provider to get you the treatment you need.