Below, we’ve listed common dental restorations that can be paired with dental implants.

Dentures and Partial Dentures

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Dentures are removable dental prostheses that replace missing teeth and the surrounding tissue. If you have a mental image of clunky, unnatural-looking dentures replacing teeth ineffectively, we’re excited to discuss modern dentures. Aided by contemporary techniques and stunning materials, modern dentures are highly natural in appearance and feel. They will fit you perfectly and restore the beauty and function of your smile.

Types of dentures:

  • Complete dentures – When all or most of a patient’s teeth are missing, complete dentures will recreate upper and lower teeth. A conventional complete denture is made after any remaining teeth have been removed and the gums have healed, while an immediate denture is fabricated in advance and given to the patient immediately after tooth removal.
  • Partial dentures – When some natural teeth are missing and some remain, partial dentures fill the gaps. They prevent neighboring teeth from shifting and preserve your bite.

While dentures are long lasting, they may need to have adjustments made as the years go by. There will also be an initial period of adapting to the dentures, during which the patient learns to chew and speak effectively. We will be available throughout the process and will not quite until your dentures fit comfortably and you are thrilled with the results.

Porcelain Fixed Bridges

Unlike dentures, fixed bridges are non-removable (as you may have guessed from their name). Your bridge will be created to match the shape and shade of surrounding teeth, and blend seamlessly with your smile. As with porcelain crowns and porcelain veneers, the porcelain material mimics natural enamel and rebuilds teeth in an attractive way. No one will notice the bridge or signs of any dental work.

A bridge draws on the strength of neighboring teeth to replace missing structure. Two crowns fit over the teeth on either end of the gap, and a false tooth called a pontic rests firmly in the empty space. This keeps other teeth from shifting into new positions, helps prevent decay and periodontal disease in the area, and preserves your bite and its function. Bridges and other dental restorations can even protect your facial appearance and unlined skin by preventing sagging cheeks not supported by dental structure.

Porcelain crowns, porcelain veneers, and dental implants may also play key roles in your dental restoration; please visit their pages to learn more. Missing teeth shouldn’t hinder your life or your smile. Contact our office to set up a consultation and explore your options.

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