DENTAL IMPLANTS FOR STABLE TOOTH REPLACEMENT
Tooth loss affects a diverse array of people. Individuals of all ages practicing varying degrees of dental hygiene may lose a tooth. Some may even suffer from open spaces as a result of a tooth that failed to develop. Fortunately, we offer dental prosthetics to replace your missing tooth so you may regain optimal function, while enjoying a boost to your self-esteem. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Newman today if you are ready for a complete, gorgeous smile that you feel proud to put on display.
About Dental Prosthetics
A dental prosthetic is a custom-crafted device that replaces your missing teeth. Replacing your teeth is important both to improve the beauty of your smile, and also to restore your oral health. Dental prosthetics benefit you because:
- They fill open spaces to keep your remaining teeth from shifting and becoming misaligned.
- They prevent misalignment, protecting you from negative side effects of a poor bite, such as TMJ disorder.
- Replacing teeth improves daily function, including eating and speaking.
- Feeling confident about your smile may have a positive effect on many areas of your life, including your professional and social experiences.
Types of Prosthetics
A dental bridge is a fixed series of artificial teeth that replaces one tooth or up to three missing teeth in a row. Bridges include two dental crowns on each end cemented securely over the natural anchor teeth beside the open space in your gum. Sitting between the crowns are teeth replacements called pontics. To achieve a pleasing, seamless finish, we will color-match the crowns and pontics to your natural teeth.
Complete and Partial Dentures
Dentures, either complete or partial, are removable devices composed of high-quality acrylic to represent gum tissue, as well as porcelain artificial teeth. Learn more below to find out which is best suited to your needs:
- Dentures: Complete dentures, typically called “dentures,” rest on an acrylic base that will sit comfortably over your upper or lower dental ridge. A denture replaces a complete arch of teeth. Stability is achieved through the natural suction created by your gums.
- Partials: Partial dentures, often called “partials,” replace many teeth rather than a complete arch. The device fits around remaining teeth, while filling openings to create a complete smile. We will color-match the artificial teeth to your natural smile for an attractive result. In addition to relying on suction for stability, partials are crafted with metal clasps that fit over remaining teeth for support.
For additional stability for complete or partial dentures, speak with us about our implant-retained option.