Solutions for Missing Teeth

Dental Implants

A dental implant is usually made of titanium and is surgically placed by a dentist or oral surgeon. These screw-like implants are placed into the jaw bone and are meant to imitate the root of the tooth. Click on the link below for further information on this exciting technology.

Dr. Smith purchased a cone beam x-ray unit in December 2014 and is actively placing implants. To learn more about cone beam imaging, click on the link below.

Cone Beam Imaging Dental Implants

 

Fixed Prosthetics (Bridges)

A bridge is employed to fill in the space left by an extracted tooth. In this case the two teeth adjacent to the space left by the missing tooth are prepped for what we refer to as retainer crowns. Fused between the two retainer crowns is a third crown called a pontic, which replaces the missing tooth. Click the link below for more detail.

Dental Bridges

 

Removable Prosthetics (Dentures and Partial Dentures)

Removable artificial teeth in a plastic or plastic and metal base that rests directly on the gums. A denture may be complete or partial depending on the number of missing natural teeth. Click on the link below to read about advances in dentures and partials using dental implants.

Dentures and Partial Dentures