Do you have missing teeth in your smile? If so, it not only affects the way you chew and talk, but it also inhibits your appearance. In addition, it can also cause orthodontic complications. This is why it’s important to replace your missing teeth as soon as possible. To help you know your tooth-replacement options, our Kirkwood Dental dental team is happy to tell you all about dentures, dental bridges, and dental implants.
Dentures are removable replacement teeth and gums that can fill your smile whenever you need. There are two denture options to choose from: partial and complete dentures. Complete dentures replace all of your teeth while partial dentures only fill a gap in your smile.
A dental bridge is a sturdy and permanent dental restoration that is anchored on the two remaining natural teeth on each side of the gap in your mouth. This appliance is best when you want strong, dependable, and permanent results without having to go through invasive surgery.
A dental implant can also provide permanent results because they can replace your missing teeth and their roots. However, placing an implant does require surgery, but it offers a strong replacement tooth for a lifetime. When replacing a tooth with a dental implant, your dentist will insert a titanium post, which is called an abutment, into your jawbone and, after the post has integrated with the underlying bone, he will cover that post with a dental crown.
If you’re interested in replacing your missing teeth with one of these tooth-replacement options in Campbell, California, please remember that you can always call our office at 408-378-8500 and schedule an appointment with Dr. Vinh T. Pham. Our team will be happy to meet with you and determine which option is best for your smile. We are happy to hear from you!