Missing teeth can really be a burden on your daily life, even if you’re only missing a single tooth. While you may think nothing is happening after a tooth is lost, it turns out that neighboring teeth will only begin to shift into the open space as a way to compensate. This can cause your bite to become misaligned, increasing the risk of teeth grinding against each other and jaw disorders later. The best way to avoid these complications and more is by replacing your teeth with Dr. Suzanne Najjar at Amaze Dental! Call our office today to learn about your options.
One of the most common methods for tooth replacement is dental bridges. This restoration is created by fusing multiple crowns together, typically three to four depending in the number of missing teeth you have. The crowns on either end of the bridge are hollowed out so they can rest on top of existing, modified teeth. While this procedure requires removing small amounts of tooth enamel, it effectively bridges the gap in your smile and prevents dental drift, which is common for those with tooth loss.
For those with more extensive tooth loss, full and partial dentures are an ideal solution for replacing missing teeth on multiple sides of the mouth or all the teeth in a single arch. Depending on your needs, dentures can be customized to replace the top or bottom arch as well as be fixed or removable. All the materials we use are made from natural-looking acrylics and ceramics, ensuring that you’ll receive the most natural-looking denture possible.
Compared to other forms of tooth replacement, dental implants take the process to the next level. By replacing the entire root structure with a titanium post, you can effectively simulate your previous tooth almost exactly. Plus, because of the integration that occurs between bone tissue and the implant, chewing your favorite foods feels natural and your restoration lasts longer on average. As long as you have good oral health and enough bone tissue, you can receive dental implants.