Missing teeth carry consequences. Not only does a gapped smile impact your appearance, but even just one missing tooth can compromise your oral health. When a tooth is lost, the neighboring teeth will migrate to the open space. This can create crooked teeth that are more difficult to keep clean. In addition, missing teeth can also affect your facial structures, as the surrounding bone can atrophy over time and lead to premature facial aging. At Seneca Family Dentistry, we have valued cosmetic dentistry options that can close gaps in your smile and help you avoid the serious drawbacks of missing teeth. Our services include high quality dental bridges, a permanent restorative option that looks natural and delivers optimal function.
Unlike partial dentures that may slip or require extra maintenance, a dental bridge provides fixed retention to fill in the gaps of missing teeth and hold your adjacent teeth in their proper position. A dental bridge can be secured to abutment teeth with crowns on either side. Rest assured that your prosthetic tooth or teeth will be customized to match your existing smile and have the ability to withstand the pressures of everyday chewing function. Dental bridges represent a cost-effective tooth replacement option that provides long-term smile stability.
If you are missing one or more teeth, contact Seneca Family Dentistry today to schedule an appointment and discover the options available to you. We use the latest technology and imaging in modern dentistry. Our Wichita practice is home to a full menu of restorative services, including bridges, dentures, partials and dental implants. The sooner you replace your missing teeth, the easier your restoration process will be. Shifting teeth and bone loss can begin within months after you lose a tooth. At Seneca Family Dentistry, we believe that you deserve to have a complete set of teeth – for the sake of your oral health as well as your smile confidence.