When one or more teeth are missing the teeth next to the missing tooth space can shift either by dropping, raising, or tilting. A bridge is a connected group of crowns to hold the position and replace the missing tooth.
When a tooth has been cracked or broken, has undergone a root canal or extensive decay, or suffered a cracked or large filling, a crown might be the best solution. This is a covering that fits over the entire tooth, protecting where a regular filling or other solution won’t work.
Dentures are replacements for missing teeth that can be taken out and put back into your mouth. While dentures take some getting used to, and will never feel exactly the same as one's natural teeth, today's dentures are natural looking and more comfortable than ever.
There are two main types of dentures: full and partial. Your dentist will help you choose the type of denture that's best for you based on whether some or all of your teeth are going to be replaced and the cost involved.
If you’re missing one or more teeth, or maybe have a bridge or denture that’s inconvenient or troublesome, dental implants might be the ideal solution for you. These porcelain reconstructions are placed on a permanent post anchored into your jaw. They look and work just like real teeth! No one will be able to tell the difference, and they look like they’re coming up through the gum, just like all your other teeth.
A partial denture rests on a metal framework that attaches to your natural teeth. Sometimes crowns are placed on some of your natural teeth and serve as anchors for the denture. Partial dentures offer a removable alternative to bridges.