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Tooth loss complications are rarely limited to minor limitations in the ability to bite or chew food. If the missing tooth was from the front of your mouth the void will likely be apparent in your smile. This could also cause you to slur certain syllables in your speech.

Without professional intervention and restoration, the structural void in your mouth could start to affect the alignment of the nearby teeth. This can gradually cause multiple teeth in the area to turn and potentially drift out of their correct alignment. As time goes on you could potentially suffer chips, dental fractures, and dental attrition complications on multiple teeth. To prevent these complications and restore the normal function of your mouth, Dr. K. Cheyn Gunnerson might recommend installing a dental bridge into the void.

This treatment plan starts with Dr. K. Cheyn Gunnerson forming two abutments out of the two teeth neighboring the void. This involves removing the tooth enamel layer from each tooth. Once this is done an impression will be cast of the area. It will be sent to a professional dental lab, where professionally trained dental technicians will create the dental bridge from durable dental materials. When it’s ready the dental bridge will be cemented into place with a strong dental adhesive. You can then enjoy the normal function and appearance of your mouth.

If you live in Payson, Utah, and you have recently lost a tooth, you should call 801-658-0102 to explore the dental restorations available at Gunnerson Dental.