The loss of one or more teeth can have a major impact on the function and shape of your mouth, as well as the appearance of your smile:
- Missing teeth can change the shape of your mouth and the appearance of your face.
- The spaces left by missing teeth can reduce the attractiveness of your smile and diminish your sense of confidence.
- Gaps in your teeth can impair your ability to eat certain foods.
Our dentists have many years of experience in helping their patients realize the benefits of replacement teeth that mimic the look and feel of natural teeth.
About Dental Implants
A Dental Implant is made from titanium. It bonds to the jaw, much like the root of a natural tooth and permanently replaces a lost tooth. Dental implants are suitable to anyone in good general health. They are put in place during a simple, short surgical procedure done under local anesthetic.
Multiple Tooth Implants
If you are missing several teeth, implant-supported bridges can replace them. Dental implants will replace both your lost natural teeth and some of the roots.
A fixed bridge replaces one or more missing teeth. It is called a “bridge” because it covers a gap, and the bridge is supported by teeth or implants on one or both sides of that gap. The supporting teeth or implants are sometimes called abutments. In this procedure, each abutment is prepared to receive full crowns or caps. When completed, the bridge is cemented into position over the supporting abutments.