Tooth loss can be a terrible event to deal with in your life. It not only has an awful 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 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 treatments that can restore your smile, replacing your lost teeth’s form and function.
Dental implants are a wonderful option for you if you’ve lost a single tooth. A dental implant mimics the supportive root structure of your lost tooth by placing a titanium post into your jaw bone. 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.
Your dentist may recommend dentures for moderate to severe tooth loss. Using the All-On-4 system created by Noble Biocare, your dentist installs four dental implants into your jaw bone to help stabilize your denture, granting you a healthy functioning and natural looking smile with a minimal amount of surgery.
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 regain your smile’s lost health and beauty. Contact us at our local Austin, TX office at 512-250-9444.