Everyone deserves a beautiful smile. Whether you’re replacing one or several or all teeth…. we can help. Besides functioning properly, the ideal replacement must look like natural teeth, both to you and others. There are three main types of artificial teeth and each one is designed for a particular circumstance:
A removable partial denture or flipper can replace lost teeth in the arch. By clasping the remaining adjacent teeth, the denture is held in place. Where none of the natural teeth remain, a complete denture can be fabricated. Suction to the soft tissue helps hold it in place. Complete denture may continue to contribute to bone loss and sore spots. The loose denture may interfere with eating and necessitates periodic denture reline. Changes in facial appearance may result.
A fixed bridge is a replacement appliance that is bonded to adjacent teeth and cannot be removed. Typically, the two healthy teeth on either side of the lost tooth are used to provide support for an artificial tooth. A 3-unit bridge consisting of two fixed retainers on either side and a false tooth that is custom made to fill the space where the tooth has been lost. The prosthesis is then bonded into place. The goal of the bridge is to restore chewing function and achieve an acceptable alignment.
Dental implants function like natural teeth replacement. They are made by surgically placing one or more titanium posts beneath the gum directly into the jawbone. Implants integrate with the surrounding bone and serve as anchors to which replacement teeth can be connected. We collaborate with trusted implant surgeons and restore dental implants routinely. After the healing process, we will secure your custom permanent crowns or bridge that go on top of your implants.
While the cost of implant treatment is initially more than a traditional bridge, it is a great investment in the long run. Dental implants are a long-lasting solution, often for life.