Have you recently lost teeth? We can help! Tooth loss can be a tough situation to overcome. It not only has a major effect on your smile’s appearance but, if left untreated, it can lead to long-lasting and detrimental consequences for your oral health. Your remaining teeth can begin to wear down and shift due to uneven distribution of pressure from your bite, possibly leading to even more tooth loss. Thankfully, your dentist can offer you several treatments to replace your missing teeth’s form and function.
Dental implants are an excellent option for you if you’ve suffered the loss of one or two teeth. Dental implants involve placing a titanium post into your jaw bone to mimic the supportive root structure of your lost tooth. Titanium is a biocompatible material that 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.
Dental bridges are a great treatment to consider for moderate tooth loss. Your dentist reshapes the remaining teeth adjacent to the gap left from your missing teeth. These reshaped teeth, referred to as abutment teeth, then are fitted with dental crowns that will act as anchor points for the pontics, which are replacement teeth that will fill the gap.
Your dentist may recommend dentures to treat moderate-to-severe tooth loss. Using the All-On-4 system created by Noble Biocare, your dentist puts four dental implants into your jaw bone to provide stability to your denture, granting you a healthy functioning and natural looking smile with a minimal amount of surgery.
We can provide you with restorative and implant dentistry options you need to get your smile back. Contact us at our local Austin, TX office at 512-250-9444.