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Tooth loss from dental avulsion, severe tooth decay, or another oral health problem can hamper your basic oral function. Depending on the location of the original tooth the void left in your mouth could also affect your speech and the appearance of your smile.

If you have lost a tooth it’s best to have it restored by a qualified prosthodontist like Dr. Paul Best before the structural void can affect the alignment of the neighboring teeth. In many of these cases, he might be able to replace a single missing tooth by installing a dental bridge.

This type of dental work is essentially an artificial tooth that has been to open crowns on each end. It will eventually be secured onto abutments created from the two teeth neighboring the void.

It will need to be created in a state of the art dental lab before Dr. Best and his team can cement dental bridge onto abutments formed from the cores of the two neighboring teeth. This will complete the dental restoration process, thus allowing you to enjoy a normally functioning mouth.

Going forward, it’s important to remember to brush all of your natural teeth and the dental bridge twice each day. This should also be followed up by flossing between your teeth, the dental bridge, and along the gumline.

If you live in the Portland, Maine, area and you have a tooth suffering from a severe cavity, you should call 207-775-6348 to seek professional treatment at Prosthodontics Associates, P.A. today!