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Your teeth rely on one another to help maintain their alignment and support their basic functions. When a tooth is lost or extracted, the resulting space can create oral health problems.

While a missing tooth will certainly impede your ability to chew your food, it can also make it more difficult to speak and can have a negative impact on your smile. As time goes on, the change in structure could also cause the nearby teeth to alter their alignment and orientation. As this situation continues, it could also increase your chances of suffering problems with lost tooth enamel, fractures in your teeth and damage to existing dental work.

If you have recently lost a tooth, you should consider scheduling an appointment with our dentist, Dr. Barton Barré. After a thorough examination, he might recommend restoring the tooth and preventing possible complications with a dental bridge.

This type of dental restoration starts with the dentist removing the enamel from the tooth at each end of the gap in your smile. The remaining dentin will hold the dental crowns in place, which in turn will hold the bridge. The dentist will make impressions of your teeth and the surrounding area. That impression will be used to create your new dental work. When your crowns and bridge are ready the dentist will cement them in place with a dental grade adhesive.

If you live in the Harvey, Louisiana, area and you have recently lost a tooth, you should not delay in calling 504-367-0355 to explore the dental restorations offered at Barré Dental Care.