Losing one or several natural teeth will have major impacts on the health and appearance of your smile, and none of them will be positive. However, we often talk to patients in Grimes, IA, that worry our tooth replacement options won’t blend with their smile. In today’s blog, we’re going to talk about our cosmetic tooth replacement options!
Custom-Made Dental Bridges
A dental bridge is often employed to replace between one and three missing teeth in a row. The prosthetic typically consists of the new teeth, also known as pontics, with dental crowns attached to each end. We place the crowns onto the natural teeth on either side of the gap. We use lifelike materials to create the crowns and pontics, such as ceramic. We also secure dental bridges with dental implants, offering greater stability and a longer lasting prosthetic.
A dental implant doesn’t rely on crowns, instead we insert the biocompatible titanium implant into the jawbone. The dental implant then bonds with the jawbone through a process known as osseointegration. We then top the new tooth root with a custom-made dental crown, again created using lifelike materials. The results are a new tooth that blends with the smile and potentially lasts for decades.
Implant Dentures and All-On-4
What if you’ve lost a majority of your teeth, or possibly all of them? To ensure a prosthetic that won’t slip during meals or speech and offer natural looking tooth replacement, we offer implant dentures. They can be held in place with between six and eight dental implant posts. In some cases, we may need as little as four, providing patients with the lifelike All-On-4 system. If you have any questions about addressing tooth loss, or about our prosthetics, then contact our team today. You don’t have to live with gaps in your smile, we can help return your lost teeth!
Looking for a Natural Looking Solution to Missing Teeth?
Dr. Lawson and our team are ready to fill the gaps in your smile with esthetically-pleasing solutions. To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling our sleep dentistry office in Grimes, IA, at 515-278-4366.