Ways to Fix Your Missing Teeth
Are you dealing with missing or failing teeth? Our Snellville GA dental office understands that these problems can be distracting, but know that we can fix your issues. Parkway Dental is a full-service dental office that can deal with any number of dental issues and restore your mouth.
If you have problems, you can trust us to restore the problems. Call our Snellville, GA dental office today at 770-676-1122 or fill out our online form to schedule an appointment. Today we want to show you the ways you can replace missing teeth. The right option depends on your needs, goals, and oral needs. There are three ways you can replace missing teeth:
Replace Missing Tooth With Bridge
One of the most common ways to replace a missing tooth is with a bridge. A dental bridge is made up of a series of three crowns. The middle crown literally fills the gap created by the missing teeth, while the other two crowns are supported by teeth adjacent to the missing tooth. We’re only using lifelike materials that blend in with your natural smile. The one major downside of a dental bridge is that it requires some heavy restoration. We need to shave down the teeth adjacent to the missing tooth, even if those teeth are free of cavities.
Fill in Gaps With Dentures
You’re probably familiar with dentures. Dentures are certainly the most common tooth replacement option used in dentistry. Today’s dentures are more lifelike and functional than ever before. We can make partial dentures or full-arch dentures. We can even place dentures on top of dental implants, but we’ll have more on that later. Dentures function by fit and suction, or even adhesives. The problem with dentures is that, without teeth, the jawbone will recede and that will affect the fit and function of your dentures. Studies have found that people with dentures only have about 25 to 50 percent of the function they had with natural teeth. Imagine all of the food options that will be eliminated from your diet
Restore mouth with dental implants
Dental implants are without question the strongest tooth replacement option in dentistry. The implants are placed into the jawbone and actually merge with the jawbone over time. This is what makes dental implants so strong! They literally become part of your body. Once the implants have healed (that usually takes three to fours months), we can restore the implants with crowns, bridges, or even dentures. We have traditional implants and also mini dental implants — these implants are ideal for patients who have jawbone recession.
Schedule your appointment today
If you have missing teeth, we have options for you. We’d love to show you how we can restore your smile. Come visit our office today. Give us a call at 770-676-1122.