Whether you’re missing many teeth or have only lost a single tooth, it’s important to start taking the right steps towards replacing them as soon as possible. While it may not seem like a big deal to be missing a tooth at first, it can dramatically influence not only your appearance, but your ability to chew your favorite foods with confidence. Furthermore, your teeth can begin to shift out of place, making your bite uneven and causing other dental problems.
One of the more traditional options for replacing single and multiple consecutive teeth is through a dental bridge. This restoration consists of multiple dental crowns that have been fused together. While the restorations on either end are designed to attach to existing natural teeth (similar to dental crowns), the restorations in the middle are designed to fill the gap in your smile and prevent neighboring teeth from shifting out of place.
For patients who are missing a row or full set of teeth, dentures provide an excellent remedy. Consisting of tooth-colored high tech acrylic teeth that are affixed to a pink resin base that mimics the appearance of your gums, they are custom crafted by Dr. Mick to leave you fully restored and functional. Once your dentures are fabricated, we’ll make sure they fit just right so you can have a comfortable and reliable appliance for years to come.
Those looking for a more long-term solution for tooth replacement will find dental implants to be a more reliable option. Dental implants make use of durable posts that are placed directly into the jaw and integrate with existing bone and soft tissue. Once fully healed, the implants can be covered with a dedicated restoration, whether it’s a single dental crown, a dental bridge, or a full denture; it all depends on your specific needs.