A missing tooth is the most obvious dental malformity, and often presents the dentist’s biggest technical challenge.
Damaged or missing teeth can undermine a person’s self-confidence and quality of life. They compromise eating habits, speech and appearance, the condition can even lead to bone loss in the jaw and the abnormal shifting of the other teeth as well as bite problems. Missing teeth often give the appearance of aging beyond your years.
Complex Restorations by Dr. Ryan Coulon & Dr. Allison Watts
Dr. Coulon and Dr. Watts have had great success in replacing damaged or missing teeth either with dental implants or with fixed bridges. Using the latest advanced materials and tissue management techniques, Dr. Coulon and Dr. Watts are able to provide the service that is most appropriate for you.
Dental implants have become our favored way to replace missing teeth whenever possible. Acting as a substitute tooth root, implants bond with the bone to form a stable foundation for permanent replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. The dental implant actually helps preserve the bone by providing the stimulation that was previously provided by natural tooth root. This also helps maintain the integrity of facial structures.
There are numerous advantages of dental implant treatment over other traditional treatment options. For instance, it is not necessary to grind down the adjacent teeth for a bridge, or secure a partial denture to them with clasps that can eventually loosen the natural teeth. By utilizing dental implants, people may be spared the many problems associated with traditional false teeth.
If you have questions about dental implants, please call (432) 682-0188 or click to contact our office for more information.
Bridges are another treatment option when replacing missing teeth. Choosing the best treatment option depends upon the condition of the teeth adjacent to the space, bone condition, gum appearance, esthetic concerns, prognosis of the restoration, age of the patient, and budget considerations.
For our patients who desire removable partials or dentures, our office refers to excellent dentists who specialize in these procedures.
Replacing missing teeth with implants brings your mouth back to full function and well-being. Stunning porcelains replicate natural teeth perfectly, whether it’s one or more absent teeth. Single crowns or complex bridges can be supported by implants, with solutions for every scenario.
Dental bridges have traditionally been a top choice for replacing missing teeth. With the widespread use of dental implants, more options are now available to bridge gaps in your smile. Esthetic, customized porcelains, engineered into a bridge can be designed to eliminate spaces of every size.
Sometimes a removable appliance is the best way to replace missing teeth. Whether a partial denture or a complete denture would restore your mouth to more optimal function and appearance, there’s a design that will work for you. Dental implants frequently combine with dentures for unprecedented stability and confidence.