The human body is excellent at adapting, and our mouths are no exception. When you have missing teeth, your mouth undergoes various changes to compensate. In the short term, you may have an unsightly gap in your smile. However, as time progresses, the surrounding teeth will begin to shift and tilt toward the open space in an attempt to close it. Even the opposing teeth across from the gap will start to protrude. The result is the disruption of all the neighboring teeth.
The only way to avoid this situation is to get treatment as soon as possible. Once teeth begin to shift or drift, they may require temporary spacers or other orthodontic-style treatment to move them back into position.
So, if you have missing teeth or are expecting to get an extraction, you’ll want a sturdy and reliable restoration to provide stability to your smile. Keep those surrounding teeth in their place! These options include:
- Dental Bridge – We secure a replacement tooth, attached with dental crowns on the adjacent teeth.
- Partial Denture – Using a wire framework that clasps to your teeth, we craft a replacement tooth that is perfectly fitted to your smile. It is easily removable for convenient cleaning.
- Dental Implants – We can use a titanium implant, anchored permanently into the jaw bone. This implant essentially acts as a replacement root, providing us with a solid foundation on which to secure a porcelain dental crown.
Whichever your desired restoration, we can evaluate and discuss your treatment options at a consultation. Please contact us if you have any questions or to schedule an appointment. We look forward to seeing you!