No one ever expects to lose a tooth, but that’s a reality for many adults in America. Despite the latest innovations in dentistry 120 million people are missing 1 or more teeth in the United States. While tooth loss is still a common problem, you have more options than ever to restore a complete smile. Our office offers traditional treatments and the most advanced solutions using the support of dental implants in Hillsboro. We’ll help you enjoy a healthy, beautiful smile that looks and feels natural.
Traditionally, a fixed bridge is used to replace two missing teeth in a row. An impression of your mouth is taken to recreate the portions of your teeth visible above the gum line. The bridge is held in place by attaching dental crowns to the adjacent teeth. This is an effective and convenient solution, but you will need to permanently alter healthy teeth.
As an alternative to crowns, you can support your bridge with a dental implant. Unlike a traditional bridge, this also replaces the root of a tooth. This helps preserve your jawbones density to protect your remaining teeth.
A traditional bridge and crowns can also replace three or more missing teeth in a row if there are adjacent teeth to support the device. Dental implants can also be used to stabilize the bridge. A titanium implant post is surgically placed into your jawbone at either end of the bridge to secure it in place. You’ll enjoy a stronger biting force and preserve healthy teeth.
Significant tooth loss throughout an arch is often treated with a partial. Prosthetic teeth are attached to a gum-colored base that has a metal framework. This allows it to clip or clasp in place using your remaining teeth for support.
If your jawbone is healthy, you can use dental implants to fill the space of your missing teeth. Depending on your individual case, we can treat them with a combination of implant-supported bridges and crowns. Your restorations will match your natural teeth to blend in with your smile.
Prosthetics supported by dental implants are proven to provide various benefits not possible with traditional treatments because they replicate the entire tooth structure. As a result, you advantage from a close replica of your natural teeth, as well as:
If your smile is less than perfect, your dentist in Hillsboro can help. We have the modern solutions you need to treat your tooth loss. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation for a complete smile.