Your teeth are meant to last for a lifetime, but tooth loss is a reality for many adults. Despite several new innovations in dentistry, 120 million Americans are still missing at least one tooth. Whether from injury, decay, or disease, losing even a single tooth drastically lowers your self-esteem. Not to mention, you’re facing several complications that can impact your oral health and your quality of life. You don’t need to live with an incomplete smile. Infinity Dental Care has the solution you need to fill the empty space.
The complications of tooth loss extend beyond what you see on the surface. Believe it or not, you’re slowly losing density in your jaw because the bone isn’t being stimulated by a root. Over time, your remaining teeth will not have the support they need to stay in place, so they will drift out of alignment. This opens the door to several new complications, like tooth loss, gum disease, and cavities.
Traditional dental prosthetics effectively replicate the crown of a missing tooth. Besides conventional treatments, there is now an option to replace the entire structure of a tooth. Your dentist performs the examination necessary to determine which treatment best meets your needs and expectations.
A fixed bridge is the most common solution to replace a single missing tooth. We take an impression of your mouth to recreate the portion of the tooth that’s visible above the gum line. We’ll then reshape your adjacent teeth to bond custom-made dental crowns over them to hold the bridge in place. This is a convenient option that can last for a decade or longer with the right aftercare; however, you will need to permanently alter healthy teeth.
Over 500,000 people a year are turning to dental implants to treat their tooth loss. A titanium implant post is surgically placed into the jawbone to replace the root. An abutment is placed on the post to attach a custom-made crown. You’ll enjoy the next best thing to your real teeth using a treatment that can last for a lifetime.
Treating both the root and crown of a tooth provides exceptional benefits over a traditional fixed bridge, such as:
If you have lost a tooth, you don’t need to live with the consequences of an incomplete smile. Infinity Dental Care has the solutions you need to restore your confidence and your quality of life. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation. We look forward to restoring your smile.