It goes without saying, but missing teeth can be a real problem. They can make speaking feel awkward, severely limit your food choices, and make you consistently avoid looking in the mirror. While we offer several quality restorative options, the most reliable and long lasting one by far involves dental implants. Dr. Joy Todd and our team can help you get the “gold standard” in teeth replacement right here in our office, and you’ll be amazed at what they can do for you. Think you’re ready to finally fill in the gaps in your smile? If so, be sure to contact our office today for a consultation.
The reason dental implants are so special is that they actually replace the entire structure of your missing tooth from root to crown. This new root will be a small titanium post that is surgically placed directly into your jawline. This not only provides an extremely solid base for your replacement teeth, but it also supports your jaw just like natural teeth. This will help it maintain its shape and strength for years to come, which is something you simply can’t get with other treatments.
Once your new roots have been placed, we can utilize a variety of restorations to give you back your smile. For a single tooth, we’ll use something called an implant-retained crown, which will be made entirely of dental porcelain. This material is extremely tough and durable, and it can also be shaped and sculpted to perfectly mimic the appearance of a natural tooth as well. Frankly, once it is placed, the only person who will know it is not a real tooth will be you! The smooth porcelain will even feel like real enamel against your tongue.
If you have a row of missing teeth, an implant-retained crown can be attached to a row of prosthetic teeth that sit on your gums, forming a bridge. Implant-retained bridges have been shown to last twice as long as traditional ones, and they don’t require any of your remaining healthy teeth to be filed down to accommodate supporting crowns.
Once you have either of these restorations placed, you only need to take care of them like your natural teeth to make them last for decades. Routine brushing, flossing, and checkups at Anderson Family Dental will keep them looking and feeling like new for years to come. They really are the most permanent solution when it comes to your missing teeth.
Dental implants can also be used to support a partial or full denture. These implant dentures have all of the cosmetic benefits of traditional dentures with several key benefits:
Whether you are missing a few teeth or an entire mouthful, dental implants can be your tooth replacement solution. They look great, feel completely natural, and they’ll maintain your oral health for many years to come.