Missing a tooth in your mouth can happen for a variety of reasons, whether it occurred due to an accident or to tooth decay. Regardless of the reason why you are missing teeth, it can be embarrassing and make you feel self-conscious to have an obvious gap in your mouth. Additionally, the gap can lead to shifting in your other teeth that is uncomfortable. What are some of your procedure options if you are missing teeth and looking to restore your smile again?
If you are looking for a way to replace missing teeth that is virtually indistinguishable from your real teeth and designed to be permanent and long lasting, dental implants are the perfect choice. Dental implants can be used to replace one tooth or multiple teeth, and they are anchored directly into your jaw.
Once the jawbone heals around the post of the implant, an abutment and crown will be installed. Dental implants allow you to make no behavioral modifications, as you will have no trouble speaking, eating, or taking care of your teeth. Because dental implants are so sturdy and versatile, they remain a popular choice.
Dental crowns can be used with bridges to help replace missing teeth in your mouth. Crowns are designed to look exactly like the rest of your teeth, and they are custom-fit caps that fit over existing teeth and are then adhered into place. Crowns can be made from a variety of materials, including porcelain and ceramic. If you have missing teeth, the crown will not be fitted to the surrounding teeth. Instead, it will be attached to a bridge that will fit the tooth into the gap.
Dental bridges are another way to replace the gap left behind by missing teeth. A bridge can be used to replace one tooth or multiple teeth. Just like dental crowns, the false teeth that are attached to dental bridges are typically made of porcelain or ceramic so that they are durable and look as realistic as possible. Bridges are typically anchored through crowns on adjacent teeth. Providing that you take proper care of your bridge, it can last up to 15 years.
Catonsville Dental Care Can Handle All of Your Oral Care Needs
Catonsville Dental Care offers a wide variety of services when it comes to oral health. We have the experience and understanding to diagnose and treat any problem you have as quickly and painlessly as possible. With four dentists available at our office and a commitment to comfort, safety, and relaxation, you can’t find a better provider for your health. We look forward to helping you keep your smile perfect all year long and talking with you about your needs. To schedule an appointment or consultation, visit us online or give us a call at 410-747-1115. For more tips and tricks, follow us on Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, and YouTube.