Bridges, Partials, and Full Dentures
The effects of tooth loss can be felt in more than just your smile. Missing teeth can also make it more difficult to bite and chew food, enunciate your words properly, and uphold your surrounding facial structures as time goes by. With the right prosthetic option, however, you can make tooth loss a thing of the past and once again enjoy a beautiful, healthy, youthful smile. A dental bridge is recommended for patients who’ve only lost a single tooth, or a few teeth in a row. The replacement teeth are supported by dental crowns that are bonded to the healthy remaining teeth nearby. A partial denture can be designed for patients with several missing teeth that aren’t adjacent to each other, with replacement teeth fitting comfortably and securely around those that remain. Patients who’ve lost all of their teeth on their upper or lower dental ridges can rebuild their smiles with custom full dentures, which consist of entire rows of custom-made replacement teeth.
If you’ve lost one, several, most, or all of your teeth, then rebuilding your smile with a dental bridge or denture can help you regain the full function of your bite. To find out which option is right for you, schedule a visit by calling our dental office in Del Mar, California, today at 858-755-0187.