A dental bridge is an artificial tooth that replaces a missing tooth. The false tooth—called a pontic—is fused to porcelain crowns on either side of the extracted tooth.
Tooth Implants Replace the Root and Crown
Dental implants are also popular and can often be a more effective choice. A dental implant incorporates a titanium post surgically inserted into the jaw bone to replace the root of the missing tooth. The post integrates with the bone to provide a strong and stable foundation for the replacement tooth.
A smaller post is attached after it has bonded with the bone (usually takes three to six months). This post extends above the gum line. The artificial tooth (crown) is then attached. The entire process takes several months but consistently yields extraordinary results.
Preserving Facial Contour
Both of these restoration procedures preserve or restore facial contour and allow you to talk and eat normally. Tooth replacements prevent adjoining teeth from gradually shifting and can help correct bite dilemmas.
Tooth implants and dental bridges can replace one or more missing teeth. Many individuals have been treated successfully with these tooth restoration procedures.
Call Smileology to schedule a tooth restoration consultation by calling us at 850-897-4488.