If you are dealing with tooth loss, whether it be a single tooth or your entire smile, then you know how stressful this type of dental problem can be. Our Toluca Lake implant dentists offer restorative treatments to fit your timeline, aesthetic goals, and the current state of your smile. Today we are outlining the most popular tooth loss solutions and replacement teeth.
Traditional Treatment Options
- Dentures: a full complement of top or bottom teeth that are designed to sit on top of the patient’s gum tissue. The base of the prosthetic is molded to fit over the patient’s specific gum and jaw tissue.
- Bridges: used to replace single or multiple consecutive teeth, these restorations are held in place with brackets that extend to adjacent teeth. Bridges, like dentures, do not extend beyond the gum tissue.
Dental Implant Technology
- Individual replacement teeth: dental implant technology allows our team to replace not only the visible portion of the tooth, but the tooth root as well. We use a titanium screw as the base of the individual replacement tooth. Then, we place an abutment—or connector piece—and the personalized dental restoration. Over time, the titanium root of your new restoration will actually bond with your natural jaw bone tissue.
- Implant-stabilized prostheses: another way to benefit from implant technology is to use a few mini dental implant roots to hold larger dental prosthetic in place. This type of treatment allows patients to replace multiple teeth all at once. Once your prosthetic is in place, it is permanently affixed in your mouth.
As you can see, there are all kinds of treatments and therapies that our Toluca Lake implant dentists use to treat tooth loss. The most important thing is that you seek treatment in a timely manner, before secondary oral health problems arise.