Your teeth are essential for more than just chewing and speaking. Research shows your teeth also influence your self-esteem. If the appearance of your smile has been damaged by missing teeth, your confidence isn’t the only thing that’s going to suffer. Instead, you’ll also experience complications with your oral health and quality of life. You don’t need to live with the challenges caused by the empty spaces. There are many solutions for dental bridges in Carrollton. Besides a fixed bridge, our office also offers the latest treatments using dental implants. We can rebuild your smile with an implant-supported bridge.
Two missing teeth in a row are traditionally treated with a fixed bridge. An impression of your mouth is taken to recreate the teeth you’ve lost using all-ceramic material. It’s held in place by reshaping the adjacent teeth to bond dental crowns to them. Although this is effective, you’ll need to permanently alter healthy teeth.
Instead of relying on your adjacent teeth for support, your dentist in Carrollton can insert a titanium implant post into your jaw. This will serve as a new tooth root while also stabilizing your bridge.
A fixed dental bridge can also be used to replace three or more consecutive missing teeth, but it will always have its limitations. Not to mention, it will only last for a few years before needing to be replaced. You can enjoy a lasting solution that closely feels natural with an implant-supported bridge.
We’ll insert a dental implant at either end to stabilize the bridge. You will enjoy a close replica to your natural teeth that’s proven to last for several decades with the right aftercare.
Often, a partial denture is used to treat significant tooth loss throughout an arch. Prosthetic teeth are held in a gum-colored base that has a metal framework, which allows it to clip onto your remaining teeth.
This is a convenient option to treat tooth loss, but it will never look or feel completely natural. Depending on which teeth you’re missing, we can use a combination of implant-supported bridges and dental crowns to rebuild your smile. Don’t worry, your dental implants will match your natural teeth to blend in seamlessly when you smile. No one will know they aren’t your real teeth.
Dental implants in Carrollton replace the entire structure of a tooth, allowing you to enjoy several benefits not possible with more traditional treatments, such as:
You don’t need to feel insecure about your incomplete smile. We can replace multiple missing teeth with implant-supported bridges. Contact our office today to see if you’re a candidate for dental implants.