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 help you answer the question, “How do I replace lost teeth?”
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.
If you’ve lost a single tooth, dental implants are a wonderful option for you. A dental implant mimics 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, closely replacing the form and function of your lost tooth.
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.
We can provide you with the restorative dentistry options you need to get your smile bright and functional again. Schedule an appointment today. Contact us at our local Austin, TX office at 512-250-9444.