They look so happy. How many couples get to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary surrounded by family and friends? It’s a remarkable achievement, and it’s something that fills them with gratitude.
They’ve posed for so many pictures with so many people that they couldn’t possibly try to count them all. But one thing is present in all of their photos, two beautiful smiles by a couple who are very much still in love with one another.
To think, just a few years ago, both of them would have had gaps in their smiles. It’s a good thing they got dental crowns and bridges to restore those beautiful teeth.
Even if that story sounds a little sappy to you, know that Dr. Mark W. Wilhelm can replace your missing teeth at our office in Woodbury, MN. Just call 651-319-9064 to set up a consultation. Find out which service is right for you.
Recognize The Problems Of Lost Teeth
Having a missing tooth or teeth is not something that anyone wants. Nevertheless, it happens more often than many people realize. When it does, those missing teeth affect people in a number of ways.
The location of the tooth can affect how you speak. You may not be able to pronounce words as you did before. For some people, this can be a source of embarrassment, and it can make them hesitant to speak.
Missing teeth can affect your smile. Again, we’ve had many patients who felt ashamed because of this. They would go out of their way to hide their teeth behind a hand or to fight the urge to smile as much as possible.
Eating can become more difficult when you are missing teeth as well. The gaps can make it challenging to bite into and chew up certain foods. That can be frustrating. It may even lead you to give up foods that you really enjoy.
By getting a crown or bridge, you can fill the gap, restore your smile, and eat naturally again. Today’s crowns and bridges look and feel like natural teeth. It’s why the couple from the start of our post and you can still have amazing smiles in spite of the fact that some of your teeth are no longer “real.”
Rebuild Your Smile
The great news for you is that there are multiple ways to replace missing teeth today. Dr. Wilhelm can help you determine which option is best for you.
For a single missing tooth, a dental bridge can fill the gap nicely. Traditional bridges are secured by bonding the outer crowns to nearby teeth for support. This lets the interior crowns fill the gap and complete your smile again.
An even better option may be an implant-supported crown. This does not require doing anything to the teeth closest to the gap in your smile in most cases. The dental implant replaces the root of your lost tooth. It also provides support and stability for your crown. It’s the closest thing you can get to regrowing a tooth in modern dental care.
If you are missing multiple teeth, we would recommend an implant-supported bridge. By placing multiple implants in your jaw, you can secure a dental bridge right where you want it to be.
Rediscover Your Smile
So often, patients can’t help smiling when they see their replacement teeth for the first time at our Woodbury, MN dental office. Your dental crowns and bridges can give you or someone you love a reason to smile again, too.