Tooth loss can occur for various reasons, whether it’s decay, an accident, or an injury. It is important to replace missing teeth as soon as possible to prevent harmful tooth movements, such as tipping and over-eruption. When teeth tip, they will no longer take biting forces vertically, and this can be harmful to the supporting bone. When teeth over-erupt, this can alter your bite, which can have negative effects on chewing muscles, and jaw joints. Replacing missing teeth will also improve chewing function and efficiency.
What are Dental Bridges?
Dental bridges consist of three or more crowns. One crown will be used to replace your tooth, while the rest provide support by anchoring onto the neighbouring teeth.