Tooth loss can be a very difficult situation to overcome. It not only has a major effect on your smile’s appearance but, if it’s left untreated, can lead to long-lasting and detrimental 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. Thankfully, your dentist can offer you several treatments to help you overcome your lost teeth and replace their missing form and function.
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.
Dental implants are an excellent option for you if you’ve suffered minimal tooth loss. Dental implants mimic the supportive root structure of your lost tooth by placing a titanium post into your jaw bone. 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.
We can provide you with the restorative dentistry options you need to get your smile back. Contact us at our local Austin, TX office at 512-250-9444.