A missing tooth may lead to several problems in addition to the obvious discomfort. To start with, the tooth that was there acted as a placeholder to keep other teeth from shifting. Without that tooth, the surrounding teeth may move, affecting your visible smile as well as causing the gums and neighbouring teeth to become far more susceptible to decay and gum diseases.
One of the solutions we can offer at Family Dentistry in Maple for patients, is called a Dental Bridge.
A dental bridge is a false tooth that can be used to replace one or more missing teeth. Bridges can do many things, including: reducing your risk of gum disease, help to correct minor bite issues, and can even improve your speech. The false tooth acts as a placeholder to avoid the shifting of other teeth, improve/maintain your oral health as well as protect the appearance of your smile.
If you're missing a tooth, ask us if a dental bridge is right for you by calling our Maple dental office. Your smile will thank you.