Missing Teeth? You don’t have to go without!
Tooth replacement options have come a long way. There are a variety of ways to deal with missing teeth these days. Your dentist in Augusta GA is implementing modern tooth replacement solutions daily. Dental implants, bridges, partials and dentures can be used to restore your smile beautifully.
Dental implants are the newest and best tooth replacement option available. In this procedure, a titanium post is inserted directly into the jaw bone. It allows the bone to grow around it, attaching the post to the bone permanently. Your dentist can place a tooth colored crown to the portion of the implant above the gums. This will look, and function, just like a natural tooth. Implants can also be used to support dentures, partials and bridges.
Sometimes a tooth is missing, but it is surrounded by healthy teeth. A bridge can be used to fill this space. The teeth around the space are prepared by the dentist to be fitted with full coverings called crowns. They will then make a bridge with the two crowns on the outside used as a base to support a false tooth between them. When joined together, these three units fill the space of the missing tooth to restore the smile.
Partials and Dentures
When many teeth are missing, partials and dentures can be used to replace them. This can often be the most affordable type of tooth replacement. A denture is used to replace all the teeth, either on the top arch or bottom arch of the mouth. Partials are used to replace several missing teeth in an arch, but not all. These appliances are removable and cleaned outside of the mouth. Your dentist will take impressions of your mouth to make a denture or partial that fits perfectly. Special care will be taken to ensure that these removable restorations match you gums so that they look natural and attractive.
Replacing a tooth can be a big decision. Your Augusta GA dentist can help make this choice when you call to schedule a consultation today.