Each of your teeth plays an important purpose in your mouth. This includes processing food for safe swallowing, as well as certain aspects of speech and the appearance of your smile. Each tooth also plays an important structural role in helping to hold its neighbors in their intended position and alignment.
When a tooth is lost to a severe cavity, treatment based extraction or some form of dental trauma, it can certainly limit your basic oral function. In time the structural change can also alter the alignment of the nearby teeth. This could increase your chances of suffering a chipped tooth, dental fracture, and possible chronic tooth enamel attrition.
If you have recently lost a tooth you can help prevent further complications by scheduling an appointment with a dentist like Dr. Geza Locsey. In many of these cases he might be able to simply install a dental bridge. This type of dental restoration help hold the neighboring teeth in place, it will also restore the basic function and appearance of your mouth.
The treatment process begins with him forming abutments out of the two closest teeth. This calls for removing the existing tooth enamel layer from each tooth to create abutments strong enough to anchor the dental bridge in place.
A careful impression will be made of the area. It will be sent to a state of the art dental lab where highly trained lab technicians will create your dental bridge from special dental materials.
When your dental bridge is ready Dr. Geza Locsey will cement it onto the anchoring abutments with a strong dental adhesive. This will restore the tooth’s basic function in your mouth while lessening your chances of suffering future complications.
If you live in the Reynoldsburg, Ohio, area and you are missing a tooth, you should call 614-866-1234 to explore the dental restorations offered at Geza Locsey DDS.