Battling dental damage and tooth loss? Now is the time to seek treatment and take control of your oral health. Our O’Fallon restorative dentists offer a range of treatment options to fit your life and your dental goals. Keep reading to learn more, and, remember, you can always schedule a personal consultation with our team to get personalized guidance.
Dental bridges replace missing teeth—either single teeth or multiple teeth in a row—with custom-crafted resin or porcelain restorations. Bridges stay in place because they are attached to adjacent teeth with small brackets. Some bridges are removable, while others stay in place permanently.
These dental prostheses are used to replace many consecutive missing teeth or a full complement of top or bottom teeth. Traditionally, dentures stay in place due to the custom-molded base, which fits snugly over the patient’s gum and jaw tissue. Additionally, patients can use denture adhesive to increase stability.
- Dental Implants
Dental implants are the latest innovative in the world of tooth replacement dentistry. These restorations are actually permanently anchored in the patient’s smile with a titanium root (which is shaped like a small screw or post). Once the dental implant tooth is in place, the titanium begins to bond with the patient’s natural jawbone tissue. Dental implants provide exceptional stability, oral health advantages, and natural looking results.
- Implant-Grounded Prostheses
We’ve already talked about dental prostheses like dentures and bridges, so we know that these appliances have traditionally been designed to sit on top of the patient’s gum tissue. However, our team can now permanently anchor larger prostheses in place using a few strategically placed dental implant roots. For example, it usually takes only three or four implant roots to hold a full denture in place.
When you meet with our O’Fallon Implant Smiles dentists we’ll be able to give you a better idea of what type of treatment is appropriate for your smile. Get started by scheduling a consultation today!