People can lose teeth for a variety of reasons, it could be due to an accident or injury, tooth decay, or tooth extraction, and whatever the reason we offer dental bridge treatment for a missing tooth. Depending on where the missing tooth is in the mouth, many people leave the gap, especially of it is a back tooth that isn’t easy to spot. Leaving a gap in the mouth can lead to other issues, which can cause issues with the other teeth in your mouth, your oral health and your bite function. A gap where a tooth has been removed is an easy place for bits of food to gather and can be difficult to reach during brushing. Food can accumulate and cause bacteria to form leading to tarter and plaque build up in the gap, but also around the nearest teeth. Another issue is that the teeth on either side of the gap can start to move out of position and into the gap, which could lead to needing orthodontic treatment, which can be costly, and time consuming. A bridge consists of two crowns and a false tooth. The crowns sit on the teeth either side of the gap holding the false tooth securely over the gap. The tooth and crowns will be made to blend on with the rest of your teeth and will stop your natural teeth moving, improve your bite function and your oral hygiene. This can be done quickly and effectively after taking an impression of your teeth. Your smile will look as good as new and you don’t have to worry about any issues associated with a gap in the mouth. Other options for missing teeth are dentures and dental implants, but these tend to be used when there is more than one missing tooth. For more help and information about our missing tooth treatments and the best option for you, contact the team today at Advance Dental Clinic.