Multiple Tooth Replacement – Newtown, PA
Smile with Confidence Once Again
Traditional tooth replacement treatments such as bridges and dentures only replace the visible portions of teeth. However, dental implants and implant-retained prosthetics are able to restore both missing teeth and the tooth root structure beneath the gums.
Even for individuals missing several or more teeth, implant-retained dental prosthetics are a viable restorative solution that look, feel and function like natural teeth. Want to know more? If you are considering multiple tooth replacement, schedule a consultation with The Dentists of Newtown today to learn about modern restorative treatment.
Non-Implant Tooth Replacement Options
Crown & Bridge
A dental bridge can “bridge” the gap between several consecutive missing teeth. Bridges rely on two crowns placed over abutment teeth – the teeth next to the empty space in the mouth – the stay in place. An artificial tooth is suspended between the crowns, thus filling the gap in a patient’s smile. Bridges, which are typically crafted from metals or porcelain, do not require intrusive surgery and can be placed in two appointments.
Among the least expensive tooth replacement options, partial dentures can help fill the missing gaps in a patient’s smile and prevent remaining natural teeth from shifting. Comprised of artificial teeth supported by gum-colored base material, partial dentures stay in place thanks to small metal clasps that attach to adjoining healthy teeth.
Full dentures, also made from flexible, gum-colored base with artificial teeth set into it, can replace an entire upper or lower row of missing teeth. Instead of clasps, full dentures rely on natural suction to remain in place. Dental adhesive can also be used to help firmly secure dentures in the mouth.
Learn About the Dental Implant Process
Implant-retained prosthetics offer superior stability for replacement teeth and the procedure can typically be completed in just several trips to the dentist.
The first step is to schedule an initial consultation with a dentist in Newtown. A dental professional will be able to properly evaluate your bite to determine the optimal implant placement to fill the gaps in your smile.
A second, smaller surgery is sometimes necessary to place a healing cap or abutment on top of the implant. An abutment is the connect piece that attaches the implant to a crown, bridge or denture.
Once your implant has healed, you are ready to return to the dentist for the placement of your new implant-retained bridge or denture and start enjoying your new, fully restored smile!
Benefits of Implant-Retained Dental Prosthetics
Compared to other tooth replacement options, implants and implant-retained dental prosthetics offer a range of advantages. For example, implant-retained prosthetics:
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If you are tired of living with multiple missing teeth, contact our expert team at The Dentists of Newtown today! Our highly skilled dentists have received advanced training in dental implants and can help restore your smile and your confidence.