Will A Dental Bridge Solve My Missing Tooth Problem?

Whether due to untreated gum disease or injury, many of us will face tooth loss in our lives. Without treatment, serious complications may arise due to the gaps in our smile. Fortunately for Northland, MO, patients, we have a solution with custom-made dental bridges.

What Problems Do Missing Teeth Pose?

When we lose even a single tooth, the gap in our smile could increase the risk of misalignment. Teeth often drift if there are gaps adjacent to them. Over time, crooked and crowded teeth mean a greater risk of tooth decay and gum disease. Tooth loss also impacts our ability to eat, may cause discomfort, and could also lead to patients feeling embarrassed about their appearance.

Creating a Dental Bridge

To address between one and three missing teeth in a row, we may create a custom-made dental bridge. The prosthetic consists of the new tooth or teeth, known as pontics, with a custom-made dental crown attached to each end. We place the crowns on the teeth sitting on either side of the gap in the smile. The crowns anchor the new teeth in place, providing a secure option for replacing missing teeth. We use lifelike materials and detailed impressions to design and create the prosthetic, ensuring the new teeth and crowns blend seamlessly with your smile.

Maintaining Your New Tooth

Routine care is essential for protecting your teeth from the onset of gum disease and tooth decay, which could impact your new tooth (as well as the rest of your smile). We suggest brushing twice daily for two minutes and flossing before bed. Routine checkups and cleanings also allow us to monitor your smile and remove harmful plaque buildup. If you have any questions about replacing missing teeth or about our custom-made dental bridges, then contact our team today.


At Bailey Dental Care, we help patients with missing teeth enjoy full and beautiful smiles by placing custom-made prosthetics. To learn more about our general and restorative treatments, schedule a consultation, call Bailey Dental Care in Northland, MO, today at (816) 452-9700.