Dental Implants and Bridges
Everyone appreciates a bright and cheerful smile, and if your smile is less than it can be, we can help. Clearly, one of the most devastating events that can affect our dental appearance and oral health is tooth loss. Whether a single lost tooth (for example) was a visible part of your smile or not, its absence will, over time, cause unattractive changes in the spacing of your teeth. Of even greater concern, a lost tooth can immediately impair the functionality and threaten the long-term viability of the teeth that are adjacent to the one that was lost.
When it comes to single or multiple tooth replacement therapy, most dentists agree that dental implants can offer the ultimate solution. A dental implant typically consists of a titanium post that is permanently imbedded in the jawbone, and after sufficient healing has occurred, this post serves as an anchor for a laboratory made replacement tooth (crown) that provides exceptional:
- Strength – No other form of tooth replacement surpasses the overall strength and long-term stability of a dental implant
- Durability – With proper hygiene, dental implants can last a lifetime
- Natural Appearance – Dental implants are virtually indistinguishable from your natural teeth
A dental bridge is another excellent solution to tooth replacement. Based on an impression of your teeth obtained at the clinic, a bridge is made in a dental laboratory, and it is essentially a porcelain crown designed to be anchored to the two teeth that are directly adjacent to the tooth that was lost. These adjacent teeth are first reshaped to accept the bridge that will be permanently bonded to them. A dental bridge is strong (eat whatever foods you like), durable (a bridge can provide decades of serviceability), and provides a natural looking appearance.
Talk to Us About Your Tooth Loss
If you’ve suffered a single or multiple tooth loss, you owe it to yourself to take advantage of our free consultation service – all your questions about tooth replacement options can be answered at your utmost convenience because we offer Saturday and evening office hours. We hope you’ll contact Dossett Dental and allow us to brighten your smile at any one of our five locations that includes Dallas, Plano, McKinney, Hurst, and Frisco. Talk to us soon and you’ll have a brand new reason to smile!