Tooth loss can be a scary and confusing time in your life. It not only has a terrible effect on your smile’s appearance but, if left untreated, it can lead to tremendous and long-lasting consequences for your oral health. Your remaining teeth can begin to shift and wear down due to uneven distribution of pressure from your bite, possibly causing even more tooth loss and devastation. It’s urgent for you to contact your dentist immediately. Your dentist can restore your smile using implant dentistry.
Restoring Your Smile Through Implants
These are just a select few of the options your dentist can provide to help replace your lost teeth:
- Dental implants. If you’ve lost a single tooth, dental implants are an excellent option for you to consider. A dental implant copies the supportive root structure of your lost tooth by using a titanium post, which is placed into your jawbone. Titanium is biocompatible and has the ability to fuse with your jaw as it heals. A natural looking crown is then shaped and placed on top of the post, replacing the form and function of your lost tooth as closely as possible
- All-On-4 Dentures. For moderate to severe tooth loss, your dentist may recommend dentures. Utilizing the All-On-4 system created by Noble Biocare, your dentist utilizes four dental implants to stabilize your denture, granting you a healthy, functioning, and natural looking smile with a minimal amount of surgery.
- Dental Bridges. For moderate tooth loss, dental bridges are a great treatment to consider. Your dentist reshapes the remaining teeth adjacent to the gap left from your missing teeth. These reshaped teeth, known as abutment teeth, are then fitted with dental crowns that act as anchor points for the replacement teeth that will fill the gap, also called pontics.
Restore Your Oral Health And Your Confidence
Our dentists can provide you with the implant dentistry options you need to have a healthy and attractive smile again. Contact us at our local Austin, TX office at 512-250-9444.