Although you never expected it to happen to you, you’re among the 120 million Americans who have lost a tooth. It’s easy to feel embarrassed by your incomplete smile, but aesthetic issues aren’t the only concern. Losing even a single tooth can create several new challenges to your oral health and your quality of life. Don’t worry, we have the solutions you need to rebuild your smile. We offer traditional treatments and the latest options using dental implants in Coppell.
Traditionally, a fixed bridge is used to replace the portion of a tooth visible above the gum line. We take an impression of your mouth to recreate the tooth you’ve lost. It’s carefully crafted from all-ceramic material to match your natural teeth. It’s then held in place by reshaping your adjacent teeth to bond dental crowns over them. This will complete your smile while also restoring your ability to chew; however, you’ll need to alter healthy teeth. On average, a fixed bridge will last about 5-10 years before needing to be replaced.
As an alternative to a fixed bridge, you can replicate the entire structure of your tooth using a dental implant. Your dentist in Coppell surgically inserts a titanium post into your jawbone to serve as a new root. Your jawbone fuses to the posts, allowing them to remain in place forever. An abutment is attached to the post to connect a crown that’s been customized to match your natural teeth.
Implant-retained crowns in Coppell don’t rely on your natural teeth for support to improve your oral health overall. They can also last for a lifetime with the right aftercare for a long-term investment in your smile.
Replacing the entire structure of the tooth allows you to enjoy a variety of benefits not possible using a fixed bridge, including:
You don’t need to live with the complications of an incomplete smile. We can replace your missing teeth with a solution that’s nearly identical to what nature gave you. Contact our office today to see if dental implants are right for you.