Missing teeth can be an embarrassing ordeal, one that affects your ability to eat and speak. What can you do to address tooth loss? How do you replace missing teeth? Often, people don’t realize there are actually multiple options for replacing missing teeth. At A Briter Smiles Dental Group, our doctors can recommend the most appropriate of our innovative dental prosthetics to replace a lost tooth.
Dentures are a common solution for people missing all of their teeth on one or both arches. Dentures are replacement teeth with a base designed to mimic the look of gum tissue. Dentures are typically removable, held in place with natural suction and adhesives. Like our other dental prosthetics, dentures are custom-made for a comfortable fit and a natural looking appearance.
If you’re only missing one or a few teeth, you may benefit from a dental bridge. Called this because they bridge the gap in your smile, a dental bridge consists of an artificial tooth held in place with crowns. Dental bridges are a common technique for replacing missing teeth.
More and more, dental implants are becoming the preferred method for replacing a lost tooth. Unlike other procedures, which only replace the visible portion of a tooth, dental implants replace both the root and the crown. An implant post, made from a biocompatible metal, is placed in the jawbone where it bonds with the tissue. Then, a restoration is added to the top, typically in the form of a dental crown. Dental implants can be used to replace a single lost tooth or secure a dental prosthetic, such as a dental bridge or a set of dentures. If you have any questions about he placement and restoration of dental implants, then contact our office today.
About Your Los Angeles Dentists
At A Briter Smile Dental Group, our dentists strive to offer each patient individual care and access to the latest in modern dentistry at an affordable price. If you would like to schedule a consultation, contact us at our Los Angeles office at (323) 747-1823. We proudly serve communities in Los Angeles, Eagle Rock, Highland Park, Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Hermon, and Washington Heights.