Missing teeth can cause dramatic changes to your smile. They can also cause significant problems with chewing, eating, and speaking. Whether you're missing teeth because of injury, gum disease, severe tooth decay, or a genetic condition, Dr. Denny can help.
Missing teeth should not be ignored as they can contribute to:
- Difficulty chewing, biting, and eating which may lead to malnourishment.
- Diminished self-confidence.
- Weak neighboring teeth. The gap left by missing teeth may weaken surrounding teeth by allowing them to move and possibly cause damage.
- Multiple health problems like chronic headaches and gum diseases.
Dr. Denny offers multiple tooth replacement options
Dental implants are one of the most popular methods of tooth replacement. They provide a permanent solution to replace a single tooth or multiple teeth. They look and feel like natural teeth and, if cared for properly, can last a lifetime.
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Implant Supported Bridge
An implant-supported bridge is a good option if you are missing multiple teeth in a row. Rather than replace each missing tooth with a dental implant, an implant-supported bridge, only requires that the teeth at the two ends be secured with implants. The artificial teeth in the middle of the two ends are held in place without any implants.
Tooth Supported Bridge
When a tooth (or teeth) is missing between two stable teeth, a bridge can be used. Typically, a bridge consists of two dental crowns that hold the false tooth (teeth) between them. The crowns are bonded onto the stable teeth and the false tooth (teeth) are held in between.
Removable Partial Dentures
With removable partial dentures, artificial teeth are attached to natural, gum-colored bases. They may include a metal framework that claps onto healthy teeth.
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