Do you have a missing or broken tooth? A dental prosthetic can repair or replace a tooth and restore the oral structure and improve your oral health. Dental prosthetics are artificial teeth crafted from high-quality, biocompatible material able to easily blend with the rest of your smile. Prosthetics are generally made by a technician after receiving your impressions, then carefully placed and adjusted for a comfortable fit and a natural appearance.
Types of prosthetics include:
Crowns are caps that go over teeth and restore the structure. These prosthetics come in different materials, ranging from tooth-colored porcelain to metal, and durable gold.
Bridges close gaps in teeth and replace up to a short row of missing teeth. Dental bridges are made to look like a group of teeth and secured in place using two crowns flanking both sides of the pontic.
Dentures are the classic way to replace up to an entire arch of missing teeth using a reliable prosthetic mimicking natural teeth and gums. Dentures are removable and can be made as an entire arch or as a partial denture to replace any number of missing teeth.
Dental Implants are prosthetic titanium posts implanted into the jaw bone to stabilize restorations and improve their functionality. These are the latest innovations to tooth replacement, offering the most comprehensive way to treat missing teeth. Dental implants work in conjunction with other prosthetics to replace the tooth completely.
Veneers are thin porcelain shells that cover the tops of teeth and adjust the size, shape, and color. Veneers are not quite as durable as crowns nor do they work to restore the structure, but they make for an excellent cosmetic treatment to improve the smile’s appeal.
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We’re always looking to educate our patients on the best treatments available to them to empower them into making better decisions about their oral health. Call our practice and schedule a consultation to explore your options for tooth repair or replacement and find out how we can help improve your oral health.