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Do you have a missing tooth? If left alone, a missing tooth could continue to damage your smile by inviting other issues, such as jaw bone weakening and infections. For optimum oral health, fill in the void as soon as possible! A dental bridge is a common tooth replacement service, used to fill empty gaps in your smile caused by lost or missing teeth.

The damage a missing tooth does goes far beyond aesthetics. If your jaw has no teeth to hold on to, it will weaken and eventually deteriorate. Tooth loss will loosen your gums and can cause other teeth in the area to slide out of position. The void can also harbor harmful bacteria and other germs that can be difficult to wash away. All these are great reasons to consider dental bridges.

Dental bridges work by applying an artificial replacement directly to the missing gap in your smile. The dental bridges are directly attached to nearby teeth, without needing to be held in place by bonding cement or screws– thus, “bridging” the gap. This is an extremely durable hold. With proper care, a dental bridge can keep your smile strong for a lifetime! If your bridge somehow gets damaged, it can be replaced or repaired as needed. Consult your dentist at Robert P. Sherman to see if dental bridges are right for you!

Robert P. Sherman remains committed to your oral health! You are welcome to book an appointment with us in Leawood, Kansas by calling 913-685-2171, or in Butler, MO by calling 660-679-6767. Let us help you with all of your oral health care needs!