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If you’ve lost a tooth to an untreated cavity or a severe dental trauma, you are certainly aware of the reduced ability to chew. If the tooth was in the front of your mouth you likely also notice changes in your smile’s appearance and the clarity of your speech.

Even if you learn to accept and adapt to these impairments the structural void left in your mouth can cause further complications. As time goes on it could cause the neighboring teeth to drift out of their correct alignment in your dentition. This can eventually lead to dental fractures and dental attrition problems.

Fortunately, Dr. Maureen Toal can prevent these complications, while fully restoring your mouth’s function and appearance with a dental bridge. This dental restoration requires two separate appointments, as the dental bridge will need to be installed onto abutments formed from the two teeth on each side of the void.

The dental bridge will be created at a special dental lab. When it’s ready, Dr. Maureen Toal will install it into your mouth with a strong dental adhesive. This will fully restore the tooth’s function and presence in your mouth for many years ahead.

If you live in the Phoenix, Arizona, area, and you have recently lost a tooth, you should call 602.485.0505 to schedule a dental restoration consult at Center For Dental Rehabilitation.