Missing teeth? You are definitely not alone. About half the adults throughout the Atlanta, GA, area and beyond are missing at least one tooth. In fact, across the United States, millions of people are missing a tooth and are likely to lose more during their lifetimes. Yet you do not need to live the rest of your life with a gap in your smile. In fact, working with a dentist to create and place a dental bridge can help you in many ways.
Want to learn more? Read on to find out some of the biggest benefits dental bridges offer. Then, call Dr. Abbey Lee at Smiles 4 Grant Park. Dr. Lee loves to help her patients look and feel their best!
When a friend asks you to join him or her in a selfie, do you hesitate because of your missing tooth? Do you make sure that you rarely smile widely so other people cannot see that you have a noticeable gap? Missing one or more teeth can lead to lowered confidence, especially in social situations.
A dental bridge completes your smile so you never have to wonder what anyone else is thinking. Just flash your pearly whites whenever you want.
Over time, the teeth on either side of your missing tooth may begin to drift. Not only can this lead to even more smile gaps or crowding, but it can become a problem when you talk. When you choose to have a restorative dental bridge placed at the site of your missing tooth, the bridge will help stop adjacent teeth from moving.
Depending on where your missing tooth is located, you may have trouble speaking clearly. Teeth play a large role in helping you confidently pronounce letters, syllables, and words. A dental bridge allows you to more clearly and confidently say what you want to say. Not only is this helpful in everyday life, but it can be especially appealing if you have a big business meeting or job interview coming soon.
One of the lesser discussed issues related to missing teeth is how the gap affects your face. Depending upon where the site of your missing tooth is located, you may begin to see a difference in the way your face looks. Missing teeth can cause a sunken-in appearance that affects how full the cheeks and lips appear.
Working with Dr. Lee on solving your missing tooth problem with a dental bridge can restore fullness to your face. Some patients remark that choosing a dental bridge makes them appear more youthful in person and images.
Have you had to restrict your diet because of a missing tooth? Often, foods that patients cut out include nutritious ones, such as crunchy apples and even nuts. If you have limited your diet because of a missing tooth, you will appreciate returning to the foods you love after receiving a dental bridge.
You could be just a few appointments away from enjoying the benefits of a beautiful, customized dental bridge! Call Dr. Lee in Grant Park at (404) 328-7177 to talk about your candidacy for dental bridge placement treatment.