A Permanent Solution to Missing Teeth
There are many different solutions for replacing missing teeth. Regardless of whether you recently lost a tooth or have been missing multiple teeth for many years, there are options to help you get back to chewing, smiling and talking like normal.
Dental Implants are becoming the treatment of choice for replacing missing teeth for many reasons, such as their longevity, strength and stability. A dental implant is placed into the jaw bone and acts as an artificial root. After a healing period of 4-6 months, a dental tooth crown is then screwed into the dental implant to replace the missing tooth.
Dental Implants also offer a wide variety of options with dentures. If you are missing all of your teeth, you may be eligible to have dental implants placed into your jaw bone to help stabilize your denture. If you are interested in a more permanent solution, dental implants can be placed into the jaw and an entire row of teeth can be permanently screwed into the implants. No more ill-fitting dentures that prevent you from chewing, eating and talking!
If you are missing a single tooth, or multiple teeth in the same area of the mouth, a partial denture is a removable solution to replace your teeth. A partial denture is constructed from metal or plastic that clips around your existing teeth. The replacement tooth or teeth are placed into this framework and fit into the gap where the natural teeth would sit.
If you are missing all of your teeth on the top or bottom of your mouth, a full denture is a removable solution to replace your teeth. Full Dentures can be stabilized with the use of dental implants.
A dental tooth bridge is a non-removable solution used to replace one or more missing teeth. A tooth bridge is composed of abutments and pontics. Abutments are the supports for the dental bridge and consist of tooth crowns placed on the teeth on either side of the empty space. The pontics are special tooth crowns that span across the empty space and connect to the abutments.