If you’re missing one or more teeth, you are already familiar with the challenges that come with tooth loss. The appearance of your smile is the least of your worries. You can struggle to speak and chew effectively, impacting your overall health and quality of life. Your remaining teeth can also drift out of position, altering your bite and potentially leading to more tooth loss in the future. Your best bet is to replace your missing teeth in Fort Worth, TX, and Dr. King provides several options that can meet your needs.
For one to three consecutive missing teeth with a healthy tooth on each side of the gap, a dental bridge is a simple, fast option to replace missing teeth. Plus, it keeps teeth in proper alignment. This restoration comprises three or more dental crowns fused together. The end crowns are hollowed out and placed over the abutting teeth for stability while the central crowns restore the missing teeth’s function and appearance.
For our patients who need to replace missing teeth, Summer Creek Dentistry offers partial and full dentures. A partial consists of one or more false teeth that are attached to a metal frame. The frame includes clips or brackets that securely hook onto adjacent teeth. Full dentures are for our patients who are edentulous on the upper or lower arch. In this case, false teeth are mounted on a snug fitting base designed to look like natural gum tissue.
Dental implants are widely considered the gold standard when it comes to replacing teeth. Why? Unlike traditional bridges or dentures, dental implants address the entire missing tooth, starting with the root. Implant posts become firmly integrated with the jaw bone just like a natural tooth, providing many unique benefits like longevity and durability. Also, the change in your facial structure that is so common with tooth loss isn’t a problem with dental implants.