Missing one or more teeth can be uncomfortable, making it more difficult to eat or speak, and could cause an array of oral health concerns. We often see patients with missing teeth struggle with self-esteem, hiding their smiles or avoiding social situations.
There is a solution, no matter your circumstances.
At Cross Road Dental, our dentists have a passion for providing patients with only the highest quality dentistry. When deciding which tooth replacement option is right for you, we take the greatest care in discussing and understanding your specific needs.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks.
A dental bridge is a grouping of one or more crowns that anchor to surrounding teeth. One of these crowns sits on top of the gums in-between the teeth to replace a gap left from a misisng tooth. A dental bridge may also be used to replace multiple teeth missing in the same area of the mouth.
Dentures are a traditional tooth replacement solution that uses a base to hold artificial teeth. This base is removable and simply sits on top of the gums, held in place by a paste or adhesive. Though typically used for full arch replacement, partial dentures are also available.
Dental implants differ from traditional options such as dentures and dental bridges mainly because of how they replicate the natural stimulation of the jaw bone that your tooth roots provide. Traditional options sit on top of the gums, which allows the jaw bone to deteriorate from lack of use. This can drastically change your facial features and the look of your smile.
Dental implants are the gold standard in tooth replacement options. They use a titanium post that implants into the bone and provides support for an abutment that attaches to a dental crown above the gum line, replicating the feel and function of a natural tooth. This modern solution can be used to replace anywhere from one to all of your teeth.
Implant Supported Dentures use dental implants to provide a foundation for a denture, or full arch of teeth. They provide more stability than traditional dentures and are a fixed solution that cannot be removed from the mouth.