Replacing Missing Teeth

Dental Implants

Are you missing teeth? Dental implants are the most advanced and convenient alternative to false teeth. The implants are miniscule titanium posts that are placed into the jawbone wherever teeth are missing. The titanium binds to the bone, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. In addition, these implants can help preserve facial structure by preventing bone deterioration, which occurs when teeth are missing. In this way, implants provide people with the confidence to eat, speak, laugh, and enjoy life to the fullest, knowing that their teeth appear natural and healthy.

Implant Overdenture

An implant overdenture is a denture that is connected to a dental implant. This connection helps secure the full denture into place, while overcoming the instability and lack of retention that a common complete denture entails. This is a great treatment option for someone who requires a full denture, but wants to achieve a more stable and less bulky restoration.

Removable Partial Denture

A removable partial denture is the most economical type of tooth replacement. These tooth replacements vary in complexity and durability from elaborate systems of clasps and teeth to simple plastic pieces with clips. In order for the appliance to fit securely and remain in place while eating and talking, grooves and planes may be ground into the surface of some of the patient's natural teeth. When they are made well, they can be very comfortable; however an adjustment period is inevitable because of the noticeable foreign object in your mouth. Partial dentures must be removed and the mouth must be cleaned after eating. If this regimen is not carefully followed, the places where they clip onto your teeth will readily decay. There are many disadvantages to a removable partial denture, and this isn't recommended as a permanent treatment.

Fixed Bridges

A bridge fills the space where a tooth once was, and is generally three or more crowns fused together. When damage to a person's teeth is extreme and beyond repair, we can use porcelain or porcelain "fused on gold" crowns to restore the patient’s smile. This is an extremely reliable technique for repairing the most severe of dental problems; it can permanently replace missing teeth to offer a complete smile and a functional bite.

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