How Irregularly Spaced Teeth are at Risk for Breaking
A few different things happen when you lose your teeth. First, important functions, such as eating and speaking, become difficult. Second, your confidence may be negatively impacted as you take steps to hide your smile at every moment. The often-ignored symptom of missing teeth is a weakened jawbone. As a result, your jaw changes shape which can then cause your healthy teeth to shift. When your teeth shift, they have a greater chance of breaking. At Dallas Prosthodontics, it is our goal to provide you with solutions to keep your mouth strong and healthy. To protect your shifting teeth, we offer crowns and dental implants.
What Happens When Your Teeth Shift?
Immediate Tooth Replacement with Dental Implants
When your teeth shift, your bite is altered putting the remaining teeth at a greater risk of breaking. It also has a few other effects:
infection. Crowns are typically made out of ceramic, which helps to provide a more natural appearance. Metal crowns are another common option, known for their superior strength. The biggest advantage to crowns is that they allow your natural teeth to stay in place, which helps to maintain the integrity of your jaw.
Crowns can also be used to hold a fixed bridge in place. A bridge is a dental appliance used to replace one or more missing teeth. False teeth are set between two crowns, which are placed over adjacent healthy teeth. A “bridge” over the gap left behind is created.