In our Glendale dental office, we help patients with severely damaged smiles regain oral health, and smiles that make them feel beautiful and confident. Modern tooth replacement options make it easier and more efficient than ever before for people to rebuild their smiles after tooth loss. Today we will be talking about popular tooth replacement treatments that patients of many ages truth for exceptional results.
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A tried and true solution for multiple missing teeth is the denture. This type of prosthetic is designed to replace many consecutive missing teeth. The base of the denture is designed to fit over the patient’s natural gum tissue. Many people also use a small amount of dental adhesive to further stabilize their dentures. Traditional dentures are removable, and you will need to take them out to clean your smile as well as your dental prosthetic.
A dental bridge is another type of dental prosthetic—but this one is secured in the patient’s mouth by small metal pieces, which attach the bridge to adjacent natural teeth. Bridges can be used to replace a single tooth or multiple missing teeth.
The most state-of-the-art replacement tooth available today is the dental implant. Here is what makes the dental implant special: every dental implant has a titanium replacement “tooth root” that the implant in place permanently. Once the dental implant is in place you’ll be able to treat it like a normal tooth when you eat, drink, and clean your smile.
Here is another exciting dental implant innovation! Our dental team can actually permanently stabilize a denture into the patient’s smile using a few titanium implant roots. This transforms the way that the denture feels and functions; implant stabilized dentures stay in place 24/7, and you don’t have to worry about them slipping or sliding around.
As always, our Glendale dentist is happy to provide you with any additional information that you may need about how to rebuild your smile after tooth loss!