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Columbia Dentist Answers Questions About Restoring Missing Teeth

Losing even a single tooth can negatively affect the health and stability of your smile. In order to replace a missing tooth, your Columbia dentist, Dr. David Foster, offers a dental bridge. Durable and natural looking, a dental bridge can provide between 10 and 15 years of quality restoration. Patients will once again be able to eat normally and their smile will look whole. In today’s blog, Dr. Foster answers frequently asked questions about the esthetically pleasing restoration offered with dental crowns.

Dental Restoration Frequently Asked Questions

Question: What happens when a patient loses a tooth?

Answer: When a person loses even a single tooth, a chain reaction can begin that threatens the health and beauty of his/her smile. First, the surrounding teeth may start to drift towards the empty socket, causing misalignment. In addition to hindering the appearance of your smile, misalignment makes thorough brushing and flossing difficult, increasing the risk of tooth decay and gum disease. Over time, dental misalignment may even make eating or speaking difficult, as well.

Question: What is a dental bridge?

Answer: A bridge allows your Columbia TN cosmetic dentist to replace one or more missing teeth. A bridge consists of an artificial tooth with crowns attached to each side. The crowns are placed on the natural teeth on either side of the gap in your smile. The crowns anchor your new replacement tooth into place, restoring your smile to full function and appearance.

Question: Will my bridge look natural?

Answer: Yes. The crowns and artificial tooth will be made based on impressions taken of your smile. The crowns can be shaded to match the appearance of your natural teeth.

Schedule an Appointment with Your Columbia TN Cosmetic Dentist

Do you have one or more missing teeth? Then talk to your Columbia TN cosmetic dentist today. Dr. Foster will perform a thorough examination to pinpoint the cause of your tooth loss. He will then decide if a dental bridge is the best choice for restoring your smile. Dr. Foster offers the latest in general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule an appointment our 38401 dentist office by calling (931) 388-3384. We welcome patients from Columbia, Spring Hill, Mt. Pleasant, Lewisburg, Lewisburg, Hohenwald, Centerville and surrounding communities.

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