Replacing Missing Teeth

Dental Implants

Are you missing teeth? Dental Implants are the most advanced alternative to false teeth. The implants are tiny titanium posts which are placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth that look, feel and function like natural teeth. In addition, implants can help preserve facial structure by preventing bone deterioration which occurs when teeth are missing. In this way, implants provide people with confidence to eat, speak, laugh and enjoy life to the fullest, knowing that teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved.

Implant Overdenture

An Implant Overdenture is a denture that has some sort of direct connection to dental implants. The connection helps secure the Full Denture into place, while overcoming the instability and lack of retention of a common complete denture. This is a good treatment option for an individual who requires a full denture, but wants to achieve a more stable and less bulky type of restoration.

Removable Partial Denture

Removable Partial Dentures are the most economic solution to tooth replacements. These tooth replacements vary in complexity and durability from elaborate systems of clasps and teeth to simple plastic pieces with clips on them. In order for the appliance to fit securely and remain in place while eating and talking, grooves and planes may be ground into the surface of some of the patient's natural. When made well, they can be very comfortable, but it is always noticeable that something foreign is in your mouth, and a period of adjustment is always required. Partial Dentures must be removed and the mouth cleaned after every time you eat. If not, the places where they clip onto your teeth will tend to decay very readily. There are a lot of disadvantages to a removable partial, and it isn't recommended as a permanent treatment.

Fixed Bridges

A bridge fills a space where a tooth once was, and is generally three or more crowns fused together. When damage to a person's teeth is extreme, and beyond repair, we can use porcelain or porcelain "fused on gold" crowns to restore the smile. This is an extremely reliable technique for repairing the most severe of dental problems, even permanently replacing missing teeth to offer a complete smile and a functional bite.

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