There are many reasons why patients may experience tooth loss, some of which include severe decay, periodontal disease, and traumatic injury to the mouth. Though it may not seem necessary in a patient’s mind to replace a single missing tooth, such a procedure is advisable to restore and maintain the patient’s oral health and function. Dental bridges in San Diego, CA are a solution for patients missing one or more teeth. Our dentist near you will create a bridge to eliminate the gap left by a missing permanent tooth. At Center for Oral Health, we are dedicated to your full oral health and well-being, including providing dental bridges.
A dental bridge is a prosthetic tooth that is held in place, or “bridged,” by two dental crowns. The crowns are attached to the teeth on either side of the gap of a missing tooth by Dr. Nasim Saeedi, and the replacement tooth eliminates the tooth gap. This prevents other permanent teeth from shifting into the gap and restores full oral function to the patient in terms of eating, chewing, and speaking. For patients with visible tooth gaps as a result of tooth loss, a dental bridge can also restore their oral appearance.
In some cases, it’s not possible to prevent tooth loss. However, there are precautions patients can take to protect the health of their teeth and gums. For example, practicing excellent oral hygiene habits such as regular brushing and flossing will help prevent tooth decay. In addition, scheduling and keeping routine appointments for dental exams and cleanings with Dr. Nasim Saeedi allows for professional assessment of your oral health. Tooth loss can also be prevented in athletes who play contact sports by wearing mouth guards for protection during play.
Have you experienced tooth loss? If you are interested in dental bridges near you, contact our dentist in San Diego, CA for more information. At Center for Oral Health, we are committed to restoring your oral health and function when you are missing one or more permanent teeth. Schedule an appointment with our office today. We look forward to hearing from you!