When you’re missing teeth, your confidence can suffer, especially if the tooth was visible when you smile. However, missing teeth are more than just an aesthetic problem, as it can have significant negative effects on your oral health. Once a tooth is removed, your remaining teeth will have to compensate for the missing teeth and will gradually shift positions. This extra stress can change your bite and affect the way you eat or speak. Over time, your jaw bone may deteriorate if missing teeth aren’t replaced in a timely manner. At Broomfield Family Dentistry, we offer many different options for replacement of missing teeth and are happy to assist our patients in getting the perfect treatment for their smile.
Dental crowns on their own are used to offer additional structural support to a weakened, damaged tooth. As part of a dental bridge, though, crowns are vital in helping to anchor a set of prosthetics. Whether it’s a single tooth or a full series of teeth, dental bridges are a fixed set of prosthetics held in place by dental crowns placed on the healthy teeth adjacent to the gap created by the missing teeth. The prosthetic teeth are natural in appearance and can be used just like your regular teeth.
If you’re looking for a removable replacement option, consider dentures and partials, which replace either a full arch of teeth or just a few. Partials are perfect for patients who have a few healthy teeth left, as they include prosthetics anchored by metal clasps that hook onto the remaining teeth. Dentures are a full set of custom-created prosthetics that replace a full set of your teeth. Dentures give you the complete smile you want even after you’ve lost all your teeth. Held in place by natural suction, we ensure our dentures fit you comfortably and securely.
Dental implants are the closest replacement option to your natural teeth. Because a titanium root is surgically inserted into your jaw, it mimics the root of your natural teeth. This inhibits the deterioration of bone and acts as a stable foundation for a dental crown to be placed on top of the implant. Dental implants are durable and look completely natural. You’ll be proud to smile once again! At Broomfield Family Dentistry, we offer implant-retained dentures and All-on-4 replacements. Ask us which is right for you!
No matter what your reason for missing teeth, we’re here to help. With a variety of replacement options, Dr. Sweeny and his team will help you get the complete, beautiful smile you deserve, with a natural aesthetic that’ll make people wonder how lucky you are to be born with such a gorgeous smile. Don’t hesitate to book an appointment for a consultation to discuss the options that will work for you and get back to being proud of your smile.
When you’re missing teeth, your confidence can suffer, especially if the tooth was visible when you smile. However, missing teeth are more than just an aesthetic problem, as it can have significant negative effects on your oral health. Once a tooth is removed, your remaining teeth will have to compensate… Read More…