Advances in dentistry have provided numerous ways to replace missing teeth. Whether lost through injury or gum disease, there is a tooth loss solution that can meet your specific needs.
The Following Restoration Options can Return Your Smile to its Former Glory
- Fixed Bridges replace a single tooth or two that are next to each other. Multi-unit bridges can replace several teeth in one area. The bridge consists of an artificial tooth that is secured by two crowns being placed on healthy adjacent teeth.
- Partial Dentures also fill gaps with artificial teeth. However, they are affixed to an appliance that fits over remaining teeth and is removable.
- Traditional Dentures are an adhesive-based appliance often made of acrylic that replicates the entire smile and are removable.
- Dental Implant-Supported Crowns replace individual teeth from the root up. This method returns complete, natural function and aesthetics. It also helps preserve the underlying bone.
- Dental Implant-Supported Bridges replace a short row of teeth with a minimum of two implant posts. Because of the artificial root, this approach provides superior stability and doesn’t require the altering of healthy teeth.
- Dental Implant-Retained Overdentures use at least two implant posts to provide additional stability to removable dentures.
- Permanent Dentures are affixed to four to six implant posts and offer excellent stability, function, and aesthetics
Traditional VS. Dental Implant-Supported Tooth Replacement Options
Traditional bridges and dentures have been around for as long as dentistry has existed. They still provide a viable method of tooth replacement, but dental implants go further to keep the jaw bone healthy as well. Missing teeth contribute to bone loss, and this can adversely affect the contours of your face.
How do Dental Implants Work?
A titanium or zirconia implant is placed into the jaw, and a crown is secured to mimic your missing natural tooth. There can be significant healing time, and not everyone is a candidate. If significant bone-loss is already present, bone grafting and other steps may be needed before the procedure.
Most people who choose implant-supported tooth replacement find the procedure is worth the cost and time involved. Our dentists will help you will make the right choice for your situation.
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Michael T. Tramel DDS and Mary Tison Brown DMD provide excellent dental care and offer a wide range of dental restoration solutions in Jackson.