Has your smile lost something over the years? Over time, natural wear, injury or poor dental care can hurt the function of your teeth and the brilliance of your smile. Dr. Johnson’s skill and expertise in restorative dentistry means renewing your smile is possible! You can trust that your bridges, crowns, implants and other smile solutions will look fantastic and function beautifully.
Answer: If a back tooth is lost, the surrounding teeth will shift into the newly created space. This shifting causes difficulty in keeping your teeth clean and also causes upper and lower teeth to be mismatched when biting which then in turn causes a number of problems, such as “TMJ” and a higher potential of breaking existing teeth. Once a tooth is lost, the bone that was once supporting a tooth melts away, thereby causing the facial structure to sink in.
Answer: By replacing missing teeth either with a bridge or implant, you will alleviate the problems associated with missing a tooth and give your smile back its beautiful, full appearance. A bridge is one solution for replacing a tooth. By using neighboring teeth as the supportive structure, Dr. Johnson places a porcelain restoration into the vacant space, restoring the functionality and look of your smile. A dental implant is also an excellent solution. Dental implants involve the placement of a titanium post directly into the jawbone. Once the post has bonded to the bone, it can act as a new, solid support for a natural looking, porcelain restoration. Implants can replace a single tooth, or an entire set of teeth, offering more function and permanence than traditional dentures.
A dental implant is one of the most permanent forms of restorative dentistry and can be used to restore a single tooth or several teeth. Dental implants involve the placement of a surgical grade titanium post by one of Dr. Johnson’s trusted specialists. As the bone bonds to the post, it forms a secure foundation for the attachment of a crown or a prosthetic tooth that is custom created for you. Implants are sometimes used instead of bridges to maintain the integrity of the teeth on either side of the missing teeth.
While typical dentures shift and require the use of denture adhesives to keep them in place, implants fit solidly, reducing the problems associated with traditional dentures such as gum sores, difficulty speaking and difficulty chewing. Implant supported dentures distribute your biting pressure more like natural teeth than traditional dentures and prevent the bone and soft tissues from shrinking away. You can replace an entire set of teeth with beautiful, natural-looking implants.
Answer: Implants will change your life. The stability one gets with an implant supported denture is remarkable. Every implant patient states they wish their implants were done earlier. Don’t wait! Ask us how you can be living a life free from worry about your dentures moving around.
If your teeth function properly but you are unhappy with their appearance, cosmetic dentistry can give you the look you desire.
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