Life is just harder with an incomplete smile. Simple tasks like eating and speaking can become awkward and even painful, and self-confidence can quickly take a nosedive as well. At The Buffalo Dental Group, we can help patients close the gaps for good using a variety of treatments we can fully personalize to their needs. To learn more about your options for how we can replace your missing teeth for life, give us a call today.
So what if you’re missing just one tooth, and it’s in a spot that isn’t easily seen—do you still need to replace it? The easy answer is yes. When a tooth goes missing, the jawbone naturally starts to deteriorate in that area, which can erode the foundation of the surrounding teeth and actually cause them to shift into the gap. This can lead to a bite misalignment, excess enamel wear, pain, and ultimately…even more tooth loss.
A bridge is a row of replacement teeth, much like a partial denture, that can take the place of one to three teeth in a row. This prosthetic is held in place by affixing it to the real teeth that lay on either side of the space in your smile. They are covered with dental crowns in order to provide adequate support. Not only can bridges help close sizeable gaps, but they can also restore normal chewing function and prevent the remaining teeth from shifting as we touched on above.
Dentures enable us to restore several missing teeth at the same time using a single custom-made prosthetic. Our team can design a denture to close spaces left by nonconsecutive missing teeth as well as restore an entire row at the same time if needed. Our dentures are made using high-quality ceramic teeth attached to an acrylic, gum-colored base, providing a solution that looks natural, fits comfortably, and is guaranteed to stand up to normal chewing forces.
In the world of tooth replacement, dental implants offer the best of everything. They are the only treatment that restores an entire tooth from the root up, and they’re also able to be placed within the smile without disturbing the remaining teeth. They are the most conservative and most complete replacement available today, helping patients regain their natural smile while leaving the rest of their healthy teeth alone.