Missing teeth are a very common problem, and like most dental issues, it’s one that can make life less enjoyable every single day. Speaking and eating can begin to feel awkward or even painful, and that’s not even mentioning how gaps in the smile can affect someone’s appearance. Thankfully, Sommers Family Dental is able to offer proven solutions for any patient no matter how many teeth they might be missing. With us, you can recover your bite and regain your confidence in no time. To learn more and schedule an appointment, contact us today.
For patients missing one to three teeth in a row, a dental bridge offers a relatively quick and easy solution for closing the gap. Dental crowns are placed over the teeth on either side of the absent ones, and these are bonded to additional crowns to fill in the space. Our bridges not only fully restore a patient’s ability to chew comfortably, but they also prevent the nearby teeth from shifting, which is common after tooth loss.
If you are missing several teeth (even an entire row), the right denture can bring them all back at the same time, dramatically improving your appearance as well as your oral function. A partial denture can be fitted among any remaining teeth like the final piece of a puzzle, or a full denture can sit directly on the gums to bring back a full arch. Regardless of which type would be best for you, your prosthetic will be custom-made to ensure the perfect look and fit.
Most tooth replacements work by just bringing back the part you can see, but dental implants go a step beyond this by also restoring tooth roots as well. A patient’s new teeth are attached directly to their jawbone using small titanium posts, giving them a stability and look that perfectly replicates natural teeth. And, once in place, implants can be trusted to last for about 30 years, which is multiple times longer than a traditional bridge or denture.