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.
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.
A filling is a way to restore a tooth damaged by decay back to its normal function and shape. When a dentist gives you a filling, he or she first removes the decayed tooth material, cleans the affected area, and then fills the cleaned out cavity with a filling material. By closing off spaces where bacteria can enter, a filling also helps prevent further decay.
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.