For those with a missing tooth or multiple teeth, we offer tooth replacement options for our patients, including dental implants, full and partial dentures, and bridges. While most people are concerned about the appearance of a gap, it is important to replace missing teeth to prevent the other teeth from shifting and potentially falling out, too, loss of bone mass, and other oral health issues.
Dental implants replace not only the visible portion of teeth but the tooth root. A post is inserted into and fused with your jaw bone, and a dental crown attached to replace your missing tooth. Dental implants are a permanent solution, meaning they are not removable, and are the closest option to your own, natural teeth. Dental implants prevent shifting, further tooth loss, and bone loss.
Bridges are also permanent restorations to replace missing teeth. Dental crowns are bonded onto the teeth surrounding a gap, to strengthen them enough to support a bridge. The bridge, or set of false teeth, are attached to the crowns with wires.
We also offer full or partial dentures. Full, or complete, dentures, replace all teeth in the upper or lower jaw. Partial dentures fill in areas of one or more missing teeth.
Materials for the tooth portions of these restorations will vary, including porcelain, ceramic, acrylic, or other materials, but they will all be tooth coloured to match your natural teeth.