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Impaired oral function isn’t the only potential drawback caused by tooth loss. Changes in the clarity of your speech and alterations in the appearance of your smile can also loom large. Over time the structural void between two neighboring teeth could potentially alter their alignment.

This can place the related teeth in your bite pattern at increased risk of suffering dental complications. This could include chipped tooth enamel, dental fractures and chronic problems with dental attrition.

To help prevent these problems a dentists like Dr. Lara Perry might recommend replacing the missing tooth with a dental bridge. This treatment process typically requires two separate appointments.

The first session is designed to prepare the two teeth neighboring the void. This involves removing the existing tooth enamel to create a pair of dental posts, which are known as abutments. They will be capable of anchoring the dental work in place.  

Your dental bridge will then be produced at a state of the art dental lab. When it’s ready you will need to return to Bella Vista Dental to have Dr. Lara Perry install it onto the abutments with a strong dental adhesive. This will allow you to once again enjoy the appearance and essential function of the missing tooth.

If you live in the Seguin, Texas, area, and you have recently lost a tooth, you should call 830-379-8902 to schedule a dental restoration consultation with the specialists at Bella Vista Dental.