Many Choices For Replacing Teeth
Today’s advanced techniques, technology and materials provide exceptional ways to replace natural teeth. These advancements in dentistry give patients an optimal look and feel in a comfortable process, start to finish!
Adults have many choices when it comes to replacing teeth. The ideal tooth replacement option is a dental implant. Because the implanted portion is held by the jaw bone, just as natural tooth roots were once, dental implants are able to restore biting strength and chewing stability.
In our office, we use the advanced technology of CEREC 3D to create replacement teeth while the patient relaxes comfortably. This often eliminates the need for the patient to wear a temporary and a return appointment to have teeth placed that have been created by a dental lab. CEREC creates beautiful ‘restorations’ (replacement teeth) that have a natural look, feel and function with exceptional longevity.
Dental implants provide you with new teeth that don’t move when you eat. They will not slip when laughing or cause uncomfortable rubbing on tender gums. Another advantage of implants is they do not require the support of neighboring teeth (which must be crowned solely to serve this purpose).
Another advantage of dental implants is their longevity. With proper care, dental implants are designed to last your lifetime, making them an exceptional investment.
If you are missing one or several teeth in one area, a Crown-&-Bridge combination is another option for replacement. A Crown-&-Bridge is possible when the missing teeth are bordered by natural teeth on each side. These natural teeth are crowned so they can support the bridge.
In our office, we create bridges that blend beautifully with adjacent teeth. Unlike many dental offices, our CEREC technology can create porcelain bridges in the office while you wait rather than taking weeks for a dental lab. This means you won’t need a second appointment to have the final result placed and can avoid a second numbing. With our advanced technology, your final porcelain crowns and bridge is placed in just one visit.
In many instances, we can create and place a partial denture in one visit as well. A partial denture is attached to existing natural teeth and is custom-designed to fit the unique contours of your gums. This provides optimal comfort and each is created to blend attractively with surrounding teeth.
For adults who are missing all upper or lower teeth, a ‘full arch’ denture may be their preference. These restore the look of a full smile with comfortable chewing and speaking ability. While not as ideal as Dental Implants, dentures offer a more affordable way to have a confident smile.
Our goal is to create an ideal result for your preferred tooth replacement option! If you are missing teeth, replacing them is vital. Missing teeth can lead to bite misalignment that can result in headaches, migraines, ear ringing, worn or chipped teeth, and night-time clenching or grinding. Having areas of missing teeth can also contribute to further tooth loss.
Schedule a no-cost, no obligation consultation to learn the best choices for your needs and goals. While you’re here, our financial coordinator can also discuss easy payment options, if desired. Call 219-987-5733.