- January 26, 2018
Just because you’ve already lost a tooth or even multiple teeth doesn’t mean that the damage is done and things can’t get worse. To find out just how important it is to fill the gaps in your smile in order to preserve your oral health, call Newingham Dental Center at 248-972-8720 to book a consultation with us and find out if a same-day dental bridge is a good option for you.
We are so committed to helping you get the care you need that we even offer free consultations and second opinions on all the services we provide at our Birmingham, MI dentist office. If you are interested in or curious about any restorative dentistry services or any other dental options, just let us know and we’ll answer any questions you have with professional but accessible responses.
For over forty years, our dental office has been serving our local community in Birmingham, MI and other surrounding areas as well. We aim to be your one-stop shop when it comes to dental care so you won’t have to waste time driving between specialists to get the quality care options you deserve.
If financial concerns have been the main stopping block between you and the restorative treatments you need, you’ll be happy to know that we accept a variety of payment options. You can even finance your procedures through a third party, CareCredit.
Or perhaps you just have a very busy schedule and you find it difficult to carve out the time to see a dentist for a dental bridge. If that’s the case, you should consider taking advantage of our extended hours. We are closed on Mondays but we also offer many appointment times that other dentists do not. Our easy-to-find dental office:
- Opens early at 7:00 a.m. Tuesday through Friday
- Stays open late until 6:00 p.m. on Thursdays
- Offers Saturday appointments between 8:00 a.m. and noon once a month
Find Out What Could Happen If You Don’t Replace Your Teeth
Maybe you lost a tooth due to a freak dental emergency type of situation. Or perhaps you had to undergo repeated dental treatments and your tooth finally became too weak or infected and it had to be removed in order to stop the problem from spreading elsewhere in your mouth. Regardless of why you lost a tooth, you may be thinking to yourself – what’s done is done.
But while it’s obviously true that you can’t simply turn back the clock and get your healthy tooth back, you’d be mistaken if you were to assume that your situation can’t get worse after you lose a tooth. And the issues are not limited to cosmetic concerns, so even if the tooth you lost doesn’t show when you smile, you should still be concerned.
For one thing, if you lose a tooth, your other teeth will need to compensate when you chew food. This could put undue stress on your remaining teeth and lead them to become damaged over time.
If you lose a tooth, you’ll also be missing the tooth roots that used to be there. This may not seem like a big deal, but your tooth roots actually help to prevent jawbone deterioration. Left unaddressed, a missing tooth could eventually lead to a weakened jaw and even further tooth loss.
A missing tooth could also eventually lead to your surrounding teeth drifting out of place. Again, this may not seem so pressing, but this situation could get worse quickly and lead to misalignment, tooth decay, and tooth loss as well.
If you do have a missing tooth or multiple adjacent missing teeth, we can provide a same-day dental bridge to fill the gap in your smile. This will make your grin look great again, restore your oral function in that area of your mouth, and help you avoid further complications.
Depending on your goals and desires, we can provide a same-day traditional dental bridge (that attaches to your teeth surrounding the gap) or a dental implant bridge that uses sturdy titanium posts as a foundation. Regardless of which option you choose, we will create your treatment using cutting-edge dental technology to ensure an excellent result.
To make your visits as pleasant as possible, we also provide various amenities and comfort options. If there’s anything we can do to put you at ease, just let one of our friendly team members know!