Tooth Restoration: Dental Implants And Dental Bridges

Categories: Dental Implants

Chesterfield Dental Implants and Dental BridgesTooth replacement has been a highly requested dental procedure at Town and Country Cosmetic Dentistry and Implant Center. When my patients inquire about about tooth restoration, I usually tell them about fixed (or traditional) dental bridges and tooth implants.

A dental bridge is an artificial tooth which replaces a missing tooth. The false tooth—called a pontic—is fused to porcelain crowns on either side of the extracted tooth.

Tooth Implants Replace the Root and Crown

Dental implants are also popular and can often be a better choice. A dental implant includes a titanium post surgically inserted into the jaw bone to replace the root of the missing tooth. The post integrates with the bone to provide a sturdy foundation for the replacement tooth.

After it has bonded with the bone (it usually takes three to six months), a smaller post is attached. This post extends above the gum line. The artificial tooth (crown) is then affixed. The entire process takes several months, but consistently yields incredible results.

Preserving Facial Contour

Both of these restoration procedures maintain or restore facial contour and allow you to talk and eat normally. Tooth replacements prevent adjoining teeth from gradually shifting and can help correct bite issues, as well.

Tooth implants and dental bridges can replace one or more missing teeth. Many people have been treated successfully with these tooth restoration procedures.

Call Town and Country Cosmetic Dentistry and Implant Center to schedule a tooth restoration consultation by calling us at 314-576-0088.

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14377 Woodlake Dr Ste 205
Chesterfield, Missouri