Customized Replacements for Missing Teeth
Tooth replacement offers a number of options for rebuilding smiles, and confidence, through advanced technologies and lifelike materials. Most adults lose at least one permanent tooth by the age of 44. As a result, patients can experience related issues such as improper bite balance, damage to other teeth, and the reduced confidence of an incomplete smile. Today’s tooth replacement options can rejuvenate your oral health to help you avoid the consequences of missing teeth, and once again enjoy a beautiful, healthy smile.
A dental bridge is a common and effective way to replace a lost tooth. They work by suspending a replacement tooth (pontic) between two adjacent teeth. The pontic, crafted from lifelike porcelain or zirconia for highly-lifelike results, is supported by dental crowns on either side which are bonded to the adjacent teeth (abutment teeth).
Partial dentures are recommended for patients who’ve suffered tooth loss but still retain several or most of their healthy teeth. Also known as a partial, the appliance is designed to fit comfortably and naturally around remaining teeth to restore your bite balance, appearance, and proper oral function.
A complete denture replaces all of your upper or lower teeth, and consists of a comfortable, gum-colored plastic base that fits snugly onto your dental ridge. Complete dentures are recommended when all of your teeth have been lost or removed, and are designed for optimal, lifelike appearance, function, and comfort.
Hybrid dentures, also referred to as implant dentures, are partial or complete dentures that are secured in place by a series of dental implant posts. The denture can be affixed to the implants with small screws or with sturdy, connective locators.
Whether you’ve lost one, several, or all of your teeth, dental implants can offer the most comprehensive and realistic tooth replacement options. Dental implants are small, titanium posts that are inserted into the jawbone, and serve as anchors to secure a dental crown, partial, or complete denture into place.