If a cracked tooth can’t be saved or tooth decay requires extraction, the gaps left can make you embarrassed to smile. The gaps in your smile can cause your remaining natural teeth to drift out of place, which can lead to other oral health issues. At Davis Gribble Hollowwa Dental, our dentists are skilled general and cosmetic dentists who can help you restore the health and appearance of your smile.
Permanent vs. Removable Tooth Replacement
Gaps in your smile may be restored with artificial teeth that are permanent or removable. Permanent tooth replacement options include bridges and dental implants. Placing implants requires an oral surgery procedure where the post is placed in the jaw bone, which will eventually heal around the post to keep it in place. Placing bridges usually only requires local anesthetic before cementing the tooth replacement to the surrounding natural teeth.
If multiple teeth or missing or a patient does not have sufficient jaw bone mass to support an implant, removable tooth replacement may be a better option. Removable tooth replacement requires custom-made partial dentures to supply the missing teeth and ensure a comfortable fit.
Cosmetically-Pleasing Restorative Dentistry
At Davis Gribble Hollowwa Dental, we believe a healthy smile should be a beautiful smile, so it’s not enough just to replace missing teeth. All tooth replacement fixtures must also look natural and enhance the attractiveness of your smile, and our dentists have the experience to customize your permanent or removable tooth replacements to do that! Contact us to schedule an appointment. New patients are always welcome!