Bridge the gap and complete your smile!
The dangers of missing teeth
When you don’t fix gaps between teeth, it doesn’t just affect your smile. Gaps between teeth can become storehouses of food and bacteria and interfere with your oral hygiene and your overall health.
When one or more teeth are missing, your ability to chew properly is hindered. When a tooth is missing on just one side of your mouth, you will naturally place the full force of chewing on the other side which in turn causes structural damage over time.
A large gap can also affect the structure of your mouth because your other teeth will begin to move over to compensate. All of which can lead to continuous dental complications throughout your life, such as:
- An increase in the likelihood of developing cavities and gum disease because of the food that can easily get stuck in the spaces
- When your teeth shift to compensate for gaps, your bite is no longer aligned properly, and this can lead to TMJ problems
- A space between your teeth can make it difficult to speak and could cause you to begin lisping
- Missing teeth make you seem older because the tooth is no longer holding up your cheek, and so your cheek begins to sink in
- If not immediately, over time, the missing tooth will make your smile less attractive because of the various complications that can develop
- You may find yourself developing unattractive habits as you poke your tongue around the gaps and bite your cheeks
- Primarily, your smile is an important part of who you are, and you want to maintain it
Perfect your smile, restore your health
Calgary dentist Dr. Amy Yoo can help you improve your oral health and your smile. After examining the condition of your teeth and explaining the treatment process, she will begin the preparation to place your bridge.
Take the right road to better health
By undertaking dental bridgework at Calgary’s White Oak Dental, you’ll be heading in the right direction for your health and your smile. Dr. Yoo is committed to giving you a comprehensive approach to enhancing and maintaining your dental health.