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Prevent Teeth Moving and Shifting After Missing Tooth

Missing teeth can allow the surrounding teeth to become displaced. Cracked or damaged teeth should be fixed to save as much of the tooth as possible.
By taking care of dental problems immediately, you minimize the risk of future problems.

• Crowns fix and protect teeth that are so damaged or diseased that they need more support than a simple filling.

• Bridges replace missing teeth and offer support for the surrounding teeth to help retain the integrity of the jaw and face structure.

A bridge stabilizes the bite of a patient who is missing one or more teeth. Bridges prevent the surrounding teeth from moving or shifting in the mouth. A missing tooth that is not replaced may cause surrounding teeth to become unstable and require removal, compromising oral health or change the shape of the face and diminish the beauty of a smile.