When one or more teeth are missing, the remaining teeth can shift out of position, which can lead to a change in your bite, the loss of additional teeth, decay and gum disease.

In the case of missing teeth, we may recommend the placement of a bridge, depending on the condition of the adjacent teeth and your preference. A permanent bridge is one or more replacement teeth anchored by one or more crowns on each side of the missing tooth or teeth. A removable bridge, or removal partial denture, usually consists of replacement teeth attached to pink or gum-colored plastic bases, which are connected by metal framework.

Three -unit bridge replacing a molar toothThree-unit bridge replacing a missing molar tooth

If you feel you are a candidate for replacement of a missing tooth, give us a call at Forum Dental Group (425) 357-1818 .  Feel free to ask any questions on the blog.

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