Today dental patients have more choices than ever before when it comes to restoration options for missing teeth. From tooth decay to gum disease and injury as well as even genetic-related conditions, there are many reasons that teeth are lost. Irrespective of the underlying cause of lost teeth, there are many excellent options for replacing teeth as a way to restore functionality and a beautiful smile. For example, dental implants are very popular, especially when replacing a single tooth. Even those missing multiple teeth can benefit from dental implants. The treatment is simple in that a titanium rod is placed surgically into the jawbone and used as a post that will then accept an artificial tooth.
Dental Prosthetic or Artificial Tooth
Dental implants are natural looking, long-lasting and strong. In addition, there is something known as a fixed dental bridge. This is a great restoration option for missing teeth. Those who are not interested in dental implants will find that a fixed dental bridge can be an excellent way to restore functionality and appearance. The technology involves a bridge that fills the gap caused by missing teeth using a dental prosthetic or artificial tooth as the replacement. The prosthetic is simply attached to adjoining teeth and then permanently bonded. Dental bridges are a great choice because they look and feel just like a person’s real teeth.
Color of Surrounding Natural Teeth
Finally, there is something known as removable partial dentures. This is a good choice for those who may not be a viable candidate for dental implants or even a bridge. The process involves using a natural-looking pink base that is secured by surrounding natural teeth. It is fully removable for cleaning and for at night. The base is made in a way that perfectly matches the color of the patient’s gums while the teeth match the color of surrounding natural teeth. Any one of these options is suitable for those who have missing teeth. Talk with your dentist in Walnut Creek, Massood Darvishzadeh, DDS at Walnut Creek Dental today to determine which option is the best.