Missing Teeth Repair & Replacement at Chandler Dentistry
Are you missing teeth and are tired of wondering what life would be like if you could regain the functionality of your teeth again? Losing a tooth can be a frustrating and embarrassing experience, but the good news is that there are a variety of options available for replacing missing teeth. At Chandler Dentistry, we offer a range of treatments for missing teeth, including dental implants, bridges, and dentures. Our team of skilled professionals is here to help you determine the best treatment option for your specific needs and goals. We are committed to helping our patients achieve a complete, functional, and beautiful smile, and we are here to support you every step of the way. Contact us today to learn more and schedule a consultation.
If you are missing one or more teeth, dental implants may be the perfect solution for you. Dental implants are a highly effective way to replace missing teeth and restore the function, appearance, and health of your smile. At Chandler Dentistry, we are proud to offer dental implants as a treatment option for our patients. Our team of skilled professionals is trained in the latest techniques and technologies in implant dentistry, and we are committed to providing the highest quality care and results. If you are interested in learning more about dental implants and how they can benefit you, we encourage you to visit our page dedicated to this treatment option.
Fix Gaps Between Teeth
Bridges are fixed, custom-made dental restorations created to replace a missing tooth or teeth. A missing tooth is something that should be taken seriously as nearby teeth can shift and parts of your jawbone can start to die. It may also affect your bite and put more stress on your jaw and remaining teeth.
What Is A Dental Bridge?
A bridge consists of a false tooth called a pontic that replaces your missing tooth surrounded by joint crowns for the neighboring teeth. Bridges can be made to match the exact color of your natural teeth and can maintain your bite as well as prevent remaining teeth from shifting.
Our Dental Bridge Process At Chandler Dentistry
Typically, the process of getting a bridge requires two appointments. During the first appointment, your dentist will prepare your teeth, take impressions and records, and finish your temporary bridge. It takes about 10-15 days for the laboratory to create your bridge.
During your second appointment, your dentist will place your permanent bridge and make sure everything looks symmetrical, aesthetically pleasing and is functional. Depending on how many teeth you have missing, the bridge might be larger with more than three units.
Bridgework needs the same proper care as your natural teeth would with regular checkups, cleanings, and at home oral hygiene.
Alternatives To Bridges
An alternative to traditional bridgework that is supported by natural teeth is implants. Implants can replace a single tooth or multiple missing teeth without harming the neighboring teeth. If you are missing all or most of your teeth, implants are the best alternative to restore your smile.
What Is A Denture?
Dentures are removable replacements for missing teeth. Typically, only very extreme dental cases require full dentures such as when most or all of your teeth are missing or if you do not have enough bone structure to place implants. In other cases, if you are only missing a few teeth, you can get partial dentures. Regardless the type of dentures you get, they are made to resemble your natural gum line and natural teeth. Losing all or most of your teeth can result in sagging facial muscles. Dentures will help fill out your profile and face while giving you a second chance to improve the look of your smile.
Our Denture Process At Chandler Dentistry
The process of making dentures is quite extensive and very delicate. Suction of the denture with the gums is the main principle of stability. The roof of your mouth will be covered by the palate portion of the dentures while the part of the dentures shaped like a horseshoe will accommodate your new teeth.
The process of getting dentures will span through four appointments. During your first appointment, your dentist will take impressions of your gums and send them to the lab. The second appointment will consist of taking a record of your bite. The next appointment will be made to try on dentures made of soft wax and artificial teeth to see how the final dentures will fit in your mouth. You will then get your final dentures during the last appointment.
Denture Care Post-Treatment
Sleeping with dentures for a few days after you first receive them will help you get used to the feeling of having them in your mouth. This period of time is also important to make sure the dentures are not hurting your gums. Because you can remove the dentures, it is important to take proper care of them.
This includes using a specific brush and cleaning solution so you do not harm the dentures. If you choose not to sleep with you dentures in your mouth at night, make sure to soak them in solution. In order to prevent gum disease, brushing your gums at least twice a days is vital.
All-On-4® Implant Retained Dentures
All-on-4® implants are full-arch fixed implant bridges that are supported by 4 to 6 implants. This full mouth restoration can help your get your smile back after losing most upper or lower teeth. They act as a more permanent and natural looking solution for tooth loss situations than dentures.
We hope that you have found the information on this page helpful in learning about our missing teeth repair options at Chandler Dentistry. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a consultation, please don't hesitate to contact us. Our team is here to help you determine the best treatment option for your specific needs and goals, and we are dedicated to helping you achieve a complete, functional, and beautiful smile. We look forward to working with you and helping you achieve your oral health goals. Contact us today to learn more and take the first step towards a healthier, happier smile.
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