The price of losing even a single tooth can’t be underestimated. Even one gap in your grin can hamper your ability to chew certain foods or speak clearly. And of course, you may not feel like smiling as often when you’re worried about people seeing the empty space. Davis, Roberts, Boeller, & Rife can offer the latest tooth replacement solutions so that your smile can function properly while also looking and feeling as natural as possible. You can schedule a consultation with us to learn more about your options.
We can use your remaining teeth to “bridge” a gap in your smile after a tooth is lost. A dental bridge comprises of two crowns on either side of one or more prosthetic teeth known as pontics. Both the crowns and pontics will be shaded and shaped so that they appear natural inside your mouth. The crowns will use natural teeth for support while the pontics fill in the empty space, letting speak and chew more easily.
You can use full dentures or partial dentures to correct extensive cases of tooth loss. Full dentures are used to replace an entire row of teeth at once, and they stay in place thanks to the natural suction between the denture base and your gum line. (You can also use an adhesive if necessary.) Partial dentures are the restoration of choice when there are multiple gaps in different spots along the arch; they’re held in place by metal clasps.
If you’re looking for the strongest and most stable tooth replacement available, look no further than dental implants. The key difference between implants and other restorations is that they can replace the entire structure of your missing teeth, including the roots that are normally planted in the jawbone. As a result, your new teeth won’t just look and feel great; they’ll also help stimulate your jawbone to keep it healthy and strong. You can schedule a consultation to learn more about the implant procedure and discover whether you’re a good candidate.