Multiple Tooth Replacement – Midland, TX
Restore Your Smile’s Form and Function
If you are missing multiple teeth, you may find it difficult if not impossible to enjoy a robust diet and to smile with confidence. You should not have to put up with the embarrassment and daily inconveniences of missing teeth. Dr. Christensen and our team will be pleased to help you fill in the gaps and once again enjoy the benefits of owning a complete, functional, and beautiful smile.
Non-Implant Tooth Replacement Solutions
Dr. Christensen usually recommends dental implants in Midland as the best way to replace missing teeth. However, there are some non-implant solutions that can recomplete your smile:
- A traditional bridge, sometime called crown and bridgework, is a restoration that relies on the remaining healthy teeth for support. Crowns go on top of the abutment teeth (the teeth next to the empty space), and they support artificial teeth between them. A traditional bridge can be quite sturdy, but it does require that the abutment teeth be significantly modified.
- A partial denture is a removable prosthesis that replaces multiple teeth throughout an arch. Small metal attachments help it to remain in place.
- A full denture replaces an entire arch of missing teeth. Both partial and full dentures can restore your ability to enjoy most foods. However, they lack the stability of natural teeth.
The Dental Implant Process
The Benefits of Implant-Retained Dental Prosthetics
The dental implant process is more time-consuming and complex than traditional tooth replacement treatments. However, the many benefits that implants offer make them worth the extra effort.
- The fact that dental implants are anchored in the jawbone make them a more natural-feeling tooth replacement solution than traditional treatments.
- The bite force that dental implants offer is similar to that of natural teeth.
- Dental implants help to keep the jawbone strong and whole.
- Dental implants have the potential to last a lifetime, whereas other treatments might last for just 5 – 10 years or so.
- Dental implant restorations look so natural that they are virtually indistinguishable from real teeth.
- In most cases, it is not necessary to alter or remove any of the remaining natural teeth in order to place dental implants.
- You can care for dental implants in almost the same way in which you care for your natural teeth.
Learn More About Multiple Tooth Replacement Today
Are you ready to replace your missing teeth? Contact our office today to learn more about how Dr. Christensen can give you back the confident, fully functional smile that you’ve been missing.