Dental implants are the most natural option for replacing missing teeth. Implants are small titanium posts that are surgically placed into the jawbone where the teeth are missing. The bone bonds with the titanium, acting as a tooth root substitute. Posts are attached to the implant fixture and a crown is placed allowing for a final dental prosthesis.
A bridge is a dental restoration that fills the space where one or more teeth are missing. The bridge fills in the gap between teeth and helps restore your bite. The bridge is fixed in place and supported by natural teeth.
A removable bridge also known as a removable partial denture may be used to replace multiple missing teeth. Partial dentures usually have replacement teeth fixed to a plastic base that matches the color of your gums. The plastic base may cover a metal framework. Partial dentures have some form of a clasp that attaches to your natural teeth to help keep them in place. It must be removed on a daily basis to be cleaned.
Complete Denture treatment is used when all the teeth in the dental arch are missing or extracted. It is a removable prosthesis that is supported on the soft tissue. Implant supported removable dentures are a good option to help stabilize complete dentures. The Dentist will discuss options to make your dentures more comftorable.