There are a variety of options to replace missing teeth. Implants, bridges, and appliances such as partial dentures are common options for replacement. We can evaluate your mouth to find the solution that best meets your needs & goals.
- Implants– An implant is a titanium post (screw) that is placed in the area of a missing tooth. The implant acts as the “synthetic root” of a tooth. Once an implant is placed, a crown is connected to the implant via an “abutment” post to complete the restoration. The final product functions like a natural tooth. Implants are considered the standard of care (best option) for replacing missing teeth.
- Crowns – A crown is a specialized cap that is placed over a tooth. It is crafted to resemble a real tooth and used to strengthen broken or weak teeth. If a tooth has a very large filling, a crown can give the tooth the extra support it needs. Crowns can also be used to hide discolored teeth.
- Bridges – Dental Bridges literally bridge the gap that is created by one or more missing teeth. A bridge is made up of two or more crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap — these two or more anchoring teeth are called abutment teeth — and a false tooth/teeth in between.