Tooth replacement has been a highly requested dental procedure at Premier Dental & Oral Health Group. When my patients ask me about tooth restoration, I oftentimes tell them about fixed (or traditional) dental bridges and tooth implants.
A dental bridge is an artificial tooth which replaces a missing tooth. The false tooth—called a pontic—is fused to porcelain crowns on both sides of the missing tooth.
Tooth Implants Replace the Root and Crown
Dental implants are also popular and can often be a more effective choice. A dental implant consists of a titanium post surgically inserted into the jaw bone to replace the root of the missing tooth. The post integrates with the bone to provide a strong and stable foundation for the replacement tooth.
After it has bonded with the bone (it usually takes three to six months), a smaller post is attached. This post extends above the gum line. The artificial tooth (crown) is then placed. The entire process takes several months, but consistently yields fantastic results.
Preserving Facial Contour
Both of these remedies keep or restore facial contour and allow you to talk and eat normally. Tooth replacements prevent adjoining teeth from gradually shifting and can help correct bite problems, as well.
Tooth implants and dental bridges can replace one or more missing teeth. Many men and women have been treated successfully with these tooth restoration procedures.
Call Premier Dental & Oral Health Group to schedule a tooth restoration consultation by calling us at 573-365-0220.