Replacing Missing Teeth

Dental Implants

Dental implants are a great way to replace missing teeth as opposed to false teeth. The implants are state-of-the-art and efficient; they are small titanium posts that when placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing bind to the bone and create a foundation for artificial teeth. This will create a replacement for missing teeth that looks very natural and functions perfectly. Missing teeth are harmful to dental health as well as aesthetics; they can cause bone deterioration. Dental implants are a great solution that will give you the confidence to eat, laugh, talk, and enjoy life without the embarrassment of having an incomplete smile.

Implant Overdenture

To secure a full denture, an implant overdenture can be connected to a dental implant to create a stable connection that secures the implant. Many common complete dentures can cause instability and can deteriorate quickly, but an implant overdenture can help overcome these effects. If you require a full denture but want to avoid any bulky restoration, then this procedure is for you.

Removable Partial Denture

The best type of temporary and economical tooth replacement is a removable partial denture, which can be anything from an elaborate system with clasps to a simple plastic piece with a clip. Before receiving a removable partial denture, we may have to grind grooves and planes into the surface of your natural teeth in order to create a foundation for the appliance to stay in place during eating and other regular daily activities. They will then be very comfortable, but an adjustment period is expected because of the unnatural feeling of having a foreign object in your mouth. These appliances also require dedicated care: you must remove them and clean them as well as your mouth after you eat, otherwise they will deteriorate in the places where they attach to your teeth. Because of these shortcomings, this appliance is not advocated as a permanent treatment.

Fixed Bridges

If you have damage to your teeth that seems irreparable, a fixed bridge might be the solution for you. This bridge is made of three or more porcelain or porcelain “fused on gold” crowns connected together to fill the space where teeth were. They are a permanent solution to the most serious of dental problems, and can recreate a complete smile and functional bite for any patient.

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