When teeth are missing, your smile undergoes significant changes. Missing teeth cause you to chew differently, and may cause mouth pain. And as your remaining teeth work to compensate for the loss, gaps and spaces form that only make the situation worse. A porcelain bridge, custom designed by Dr. Obiokovitz or Dr. Tauschek, keeps your smile aligned and your bite functional. Bridges are anchored to existing teeth or crowns on either side of the missing tooth. They are semi-permanent, meaning they can only be affixed or removed by a dentist, and are a long-term restorative solution to your damaged smile.
Q: What are my options for replacing a missing tooth?
A: By replacing missing teeth-either with a bridge or with an implant, you will alleviate the problems associated with missing a tooth and will restore your smile back its beautiful, full appearance. A bridge is one solution for replacing a tooth. By using neighboring teeth as the supportive structure, your dentist places a porcelain restoration into the vacant space, restoring the functionality and look of your smile. A dental implant is also an excellent solution. Dental implants involve the placement of a titanium post directly into the jawbone. Once the post has bonded to the bone, it can act as a new, solid support for a natural looking, porcelain restoration. Implants can replace a single tooth, or an entire set of teeth, offering more function and permanence than traditional dentures.
Your teeth undergo a tremendous amount of wear and tear during your lifetime. Crowns restore your teeth and your smile to their original brilliance.