Whether you have suffered an injury that left you missing a tooth or several of your teeth have fallen out or decayed because of gum disease, there are certain cosmetic dental solutions that can restore your smile. Learn more about the three most effective solutions for tooth loss:
As the more traditional method of solving a tooth loss problem, dentures are made of acrylic, cast metal, flexible plastic for the base, and porcelain or plastic for the teeth. This is an effective solution for those who have lost many or all teeth due to aging, periodontal disease, tooth decay, or other forms of damage. Dentures are subject to normal wear and tear and must be properly maintained to promote good oral hygiene.
If you are missing a tooth, a fixed bridge will fill in this gap by fusing a false tooth in between two porcelain crowns. This procedure is similar to having a crown placed on your tooth and is designed to fix your missing tooth in the most natural way possible. A fixed bridge can help restore your smile and help you regain the ability to chew and speak naturally.
Made largely of titanium, dental implants are placed into the bone socket with the help of a local anesthesia. Dental implants are very secure, as there is a root-like portion that fits into the bone socket. Since dental implants are secured into the bone socket like real teeth, chewing is easy and feels natural. As long as the implants are cared for properly, they should last a lifetime.
If you are looking for a cosmetic dentist who can help you decide which of the aforementioned solutions is best for your tooth loss, then come in to The Smile Design Center. We strive to give our patients the most advanced and personalized dental care and can help you get back your beautiful smile. Call (443) 275-9821 or visit our website for more information about our dental services.