If you have recently lost a tooth, you may wonder if you should replace it depending on where the gap is in your mouth. Your dentist will share several excellent reasons why you should, but of course, the decision is ultimately up to you.
However, if you decide to follow your dentist’s recommendation and replace the lost tooth, you next have to choose which type of replacement is right for you. One reliable option many patients choose in West Chester, OH is dental bridges.
3 Reasons to Consider a Dental Bridge
- Improved appearance – Even if the open space in your mouth isn’t apparent to others, it’s probably all you think about when you smile. It’s true that others tend to make snap judgments based on appearance, and a gap in your smile may not make the best first impression. A dental bridge that fills the space not only improves your appearance but also boosts your confidence.
- Improved function – It can take a lot of effort to try to find comfortable ways to eat and speak when you have a missing tooth. Filling the gap with a dental bridge allows you to easily and comfortably enjoy all your favorite foods.
- Improved oral health – A dental bridge also improves your oral health because a gap in your smile opens a space into which neighboring teeth start to drift. Over time this leads to crowding that causes alignment issues but also makes it difficult to clean your teeth properly. A dental bridge fills the space so surrounding teeth stay in place.
Let’s Talk about that Missing Tooth!
Tooth loss takes its toll on your comfort, confidence, and quality of life. Dr. Joel R. Koch has helped restore the smile of many patients with quality dental bridges in West Chester, OH.
Please call us so we can arrange a consultation to meet with you and see if a dental bridge is the right tooth replacement for you.