Crown and Bridge
A crown covers the entire tooth visible above the gum line,
enclosing the damaged tooth completely. Bridges are used
for missing teeth, when it is necessary to fill an area
left open by a missing tooth. The dental bridge is a false
tooth that is fused between two crowns to fill in that
area. This is a fixed bridge – meaning it cannot
be taken out of the mouth like removable partial dentures.
Implant is a specially constructed
replacement for the root portion of a missing tooth. It is
in the jaw and allowed to heal over a period of months.
Then, this "replacement root" can be restored
with a porcelain cap or crown. Implants are particularly useful
for people who have lost many of the teeth from the back
of the jaw. When this happens,
it may affect the shape of the lower face jaw and
neck. Implants can correct this condition. It also provides
a psychological boost to the patient with the dramatic improvement
to overall appearance.
Dentures and Partial Dentures
Partial dentures are removable appliances for the replacement
of one or more missing teeth. When all teeth are missing,
a full denture is made.
With the advances in dental technology, dentures and partial
dentures can feel and function more like natural teeth with
the addition of implants. Some dentures wearer may be able
to completely eliminate a removable appliance with implants.
Call us to find out if this recommendation is right for you.