Missing one or more teeth can negatively affect the way you speak or eat. It can also cause you to feel self-conscious about your smile. At Gentle Dentistry, we offer many different ways to replace missing teeth. Let’s discuss some possible solutions to your missing teeth!
Dental implants involve having a small, biocompatible rod surgically inserted into your jaw. After the area heals, it is topped with a crown. Dental implants can also be paired with a bridge or dentures.
The rod acts as a tooth root replacement. This helps prevent bone loss in your jaw because chewing forces are still able to travel to your jaw, which stimulates bone growth. Crowns are realistic-looking artifical teeth that complete implants. They can be made in a wide variety of shades to match the color of your existing teeth so it blends seamlessly into your smile.
To qualify for dental implants, you must have sufficient jawbone density. You must also commit to excellent oral hygiene habits since healthy gums and a healthy jawbone are necessary to keep your implants firmly anchored.
Partial dentures and full dentures are a removable teeth replacement option. They are made by taking an impression of your teeth to create artificial teeth on a realistic-looking gum base that fits comfortably against your gums.
Full dentures can be made to replace the entire upper arch or the full lower arch. These stay in place with a dental adhesive. Partial dentures can replace several missing teeth throughout an arch.
There are also options for patients that do not want to worry about securing their dentures with dental adhesive. Implant-supported dentures are firmly anchored to your gums with dental implants. They are fixed in the mouth, like a bridge. In contrast, over-dentures are removable dentures that click into place onto dental implants.
Depending on your smile goals, needs, and budget, you will have a personalized treatment plan customized by our dentist. Talk with our dentist to learn more about what we can do to restore your smile. Contact Gentle Dentistry today to schedule your tooth replacement consultation!
At Gentle Dentistry, we believe that insurance plans and financial concerns should not prevent anyone from receiving quality, proactive dental care. Our In-House Dental Savings Plan is designed to help our patients receive the consistent, high quality dental care they need to maintain optimal oral and overall health at an affordable price. Individual annual membership plans start at $349, and cost-effective family plans can be customized to meet the needs of everyone in the family. Each membership plan includes free treatments, special discounts, cosmetic treatments, and much more.
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