Are you missing one or more teeth? When one or more teeth are missing, remaining teeth may shift and overcrowd when there are gaps between teeth. Overcrowding makes it more difficult to clean teeth, which can result in infection and tooth decay.
Durable dental solutions for dental concerns including missing teeth can restore function to your smile. Patients with missing teeth may find it more difficult to bite and chew normally, so a more balanced bite makes it easier to use teeth. Dr. Paul Cavanaugh and his Colorado Springs, CO dental team provide missing teeth treatments that are custom-fit for patient’s comfort and color-matched to blend in with natural teeth.
TREATMENTS FOR MISSING TEETH
Before treatment, Dr. Cavanaugh will assess your oral health and look for any issues that may have developed because of a missing tooth or teeth. He will work with you in order to determine which dental treatment is right for you by taking oral health and other factors such as budget into consideration.
Dental implants replace the tooth roots and provide stable support to the mouth and adjacent teeth. Constructed of a titanium post, abutment, and crown, dental implants can replace one tooth or multiple teeth. This dental restoration is the most secure option that is also used in dental bridges and dentures.
Dental bridges can replace one or several consecutive missing teeth. Dental implants can also be used to secure dental bridges and fill in gaps between teeth. This solution is best for patients who have a supportive jawbone structure. Removable bridges are recommended for patients with less structure, although bone grafting can renew the bone structure.
Like dental bridges, dentures can also be supported by dental implants for a stable foundation. The denture procedure replaces several teeth or whole arches of teeth for long-lasting results. Dentures secured with dental implants offer benefits to patients including no messy adhesives or gum irritation.
CONTACT OUR COLORADO SPRINGS DENTIST TODAY
Call Dr. Cavanaugh and his professional dental team today at 719-528-1711. You may also request a consultation with our dentists on our website. Your comfort is our top priority.