You might not give much thought to the role your teeth play in your daily life, but once a tooth or two is knocked out or removed, the impact that a full set of teeth has on your ability to eat, speak, and smile confidently becomes quite evident. Dr. Weldon has seen many patients with incomplete grins over the years, and in that time, he has replaced many teeth with comfortable, attractive prosthetics that can be counted on in the long run. Call us today if your complete smile is at risk to learn more about options to replace missing teeth in Rome, GA.
A dental bridge is actually a combination of two crowns and at least one prosthetic tooth. Each crown is designed to fit over a natural tooth adjacent to the empty space in your mouth. The prosthetic tooth between the crowns is what will actually fill in the gap. We may recommend a dental bridge if you’re missing a single tooth or multiple teeth in a row. It’s important that we place it as quickly as possible so as to prevent the remaining teeth from shifting into the space.
All of your missing teeth can be replaced at the same time with the right kind of denture. The full dentures that you’re probably already familiar with are used to restore entire arches of teeth, but if a patient still has a sufficient number of healthy teeth, then a partial denture can be designed to fill in the various gaps throughout the arch instead. Since dentures are removable, you can take them out of your mouth after meals and before bed in order to clean them.
There’s more to your teeth than just the part that appears when you smile; there’s also the roots that lie hidden beneath the gums and keep the jawbone stimulated. To replace missing tooth roots, we can insert a titanium post called a dental implant into your jaw. The post joins with the jawbone and can be used to support a crown or another type of restoration. Prosthetic teeth anchored to dental implants are extremely stable and natural-looking, and you’ll be able to enjoy the benefits of the implant posts for decades.