Each of your teeth plays an essential role in your basic oral function, based on its shape and location in your mouth. The teeth in the front of your mouth also play a role that extends beyond the simple ability to bite off pieces of food. They are also involved in making certain spoken syllables and are often represented when you smile.
If you lose one of these essential teeth to oral trauma or an untreated cavity it can impact your oral function and quality of life in a multitude of ways. As time goes on the change in local oral structure could also cause the nearby teeth to alter their alignment.
If you have recently lost a front tooth, you should consider setting up an appointment with dentist like Dr. Alfred Haeberer. In many of these situations he can install a dental bridge to restore the essential function of the tooth and prevent further complications.
The treatment process involves him carefully removing the tooth enamel layer from each of the two teeth adjacent to the void which creates a pair of abutments. These small pillars will later serve as anchor points for your dental bridge.
Your dental bridge will then be created from a special type of porcelain that mimics the appearance of natural tooth enamel. Our dentist will then cement it in place to restore the basic function and appearance of your missing front tooth.
If you live in the Sterling, Virginia, area and you have recently lost a front tooth, you should call 703-433-2155 to explore the dental restorations available at Haeberer Family & Cosmetic Dentistry.