While teeth are capable of lasting for life, life happens and teeth can become damaged to the point where they require removal. Whether untreated decay gets out of hand or you experience a physical injury, lost teeth can have a bigger impact on your quality of life than you might think. Your ability to eat certain foods, speak, and smile can all take a hit. Thankfully you don’t have to live with an incomplete smile thanks to the numerous options for replacing missing teeth with our Plano TX dentist. ProSmiles Dental & Orthodontics of Plano offers beautiful and long-lasting restorations designed to address all levels of tooth loss.
To replace single or multiple consecutive teeth, a dental bridge uses a series of crowns fused together to fill the gap. From there, the bridge is anchored onto existing teeth sitting adjacent to the gap, giving the restoration the stability it needs to remain in place. While we can replace individual teeth using a dental bridge, we can actually replace up to four teeth in a row if needed. We can even attach the bridge to dental implants for better longevity, comfort, and esthetics.
You can replace an entire arch of teeth or teeth on opposite sides of your mouth using a denture. The base is made from gum-colored acrylic material and equipped with ceramic restorations closely color-matched to any existing teeth. The dentures are customized to fit over your gums exactly, ensuring comfort and stability while chewing, speaking, and smiling. After examining your mouth, we can recommend either a full or partial denture depending on your needs.
One of the reasons teeth are so well secured is because of how they are anchored inside of the jawbone. Their sturdy roots keep the tooth as immovable as possible, something that dentures and bridges do not replace. That’s where dental implants come in. Using a medical-grade, titanium post and custom-made ceramic crown, we can replicate your natural tooth to the fullest extent. Not only do they make your smile complete, but they restore your biting force and keep your jawbone tissue healthy and intact.