If you’ve lost a tooth or two, it doesn’t mean that you’re stuck with unappealing gaps in your smile forever. In fact, the appearance of the gaps is the least of your worries! Missing just one tooth can cause your teeth to shift out of position, change the way your upper and lower teeth fit together, cause density loss in your jaw bone, and lead to additional tooth loss down the road. That’s why it’s so important to replace your missing teeth. The good news is that we at White Cosmetic & Family Dentistry provide several options to help you regain your smile’s full function and beauty!
Patients who’ve lost one or more teeth in a row and have found themselves underwhelmed with the looseness of partial dentures may enjoy the sturdy quality of dental bridges. A bridge consists of lifelike prosthetic teeth anchored into the appropriate gap with the help of dental crowns that are placed over surrounding healthy teeth. The final result is realistic and durable, and we hope it will give you something to smile about.
For multiple missing teeth, you can opt for a traditional full or partial denture. These appliances include a gum-colored plastic base with dental prosthetics attached to replace the top portions of your lost teeth. Depending on your needs, we can customize your denture to bring back your smile’s natural appearance and abilities—even if you have suffered total loss! No matter how far gone your smile seems, Drs. Julia and Brandon White can still help with these custom-made dentures.
By far, the most beneficial tooth replacement option is a dental implant. Why? It replaces the entire structure of the missing tooth. Titanium screws, called posts, are inserted into the jaw bone and stimulate growth, just like a natural tooth’s root. Once the jaw bone has surrounded and firmly grounded the post, a restoration, such as a crown, bridge, or even denture, can be attached on top. We work with trusted specialists who can perform the placement procedure for you, and then our team can fit you for your implant-retained restoration.