Tooth loss is inconvenient and disruptive no matter how or when it occurs. The good news is that tooth replacement treatments are more effective and patient-friendly than ever before. Today our Toluca Lake dental implant dentists are sharing some important information about all of your treatment options.
- Bridges: bridges do exactly what it sounds like they do: they fill in blank spaces—or form a “bridge”—between healthy teeth. Every bridge is designed to look like the patient’s natural teeth in size, shape, and color. Bridges are held in place by small brackets that attach them to adjacent teeth; your bridge snaps into place and you’re ready to go!
- Dentures: dentures replace a full complement of upper or lower teeth. The base of the denture is custom-molded to fit over the patient’s gum tissue. Some people use denture adhesive in order to achieve a more stable fit. As is the case with bridges, our dental team will use your natural teeth as models as we craft your dentures, so that your new teeth look attractive and natural.
- Dental Implants: implants differ from both dentures and bridges in that they do not sit on top of the gum tissue. Rather, as the name suggests, a base of a dental implant is actually embedded in the patient’s jaw tissue. The first step is to insert the titanium screw or post that will hold the rest of your restoration in place. As the bone tissue around the post heals, your jawbone and your implant root will bond together.
Our dental team uses implant and mini-implant roots to hold both individual replacement teeth and dentures in place. Dental implant technology allows you to restore your smile with a permanent and personalized dental prosthetic.
Replacing missing teeth quickly, and with high quality treatments, can help you get back on track and love your smile again. Give our Toluca Lake dental implant dentists a call to speak to a member of our team!