It may not seem like a big deal to have a single missing tooth or even a handful of missing teeth. But the implications that come with tooth loss are more serious than you might initially expect. With every tooth lost, you run the risk of losing more teeth. Remaining teeth will only continue to drift into the open spaces of your mouth, resulting in misalignment and an uneven bite. With restorative solutions at Saginaw Dental, you don’t have to settle for an incomplete smile. Call our dental office to find out which solution to replace missing teeth in Saginaw is right for you!
One of the more common forms of tooth replacement, dental bridges, have been the standard for tooth replacement for quite some time. A bridge consists of a series of crowns that make up one larger restoration. The crowns on either end of the bridge are seated on top of existing healthy teeth. These teeth are modified in order to accommodate the restoration. The crowns in the center of the bridge, or the pontics, are designed to fill the gap and prevent teeth from drifting into the empty space.
If you have several missing teeth or you’ve lost all the teeth in your arch, full and partial dentures are an affordable and comprehensive solution to rebuilding your smile and expanding your diet. Our dentures are made from lifelike materials designed to stand the test of time. By incorporating gum-colored acrylics and porcelain materials as well as working with restorative experts, your denture is sure to look as natural as it feels.
If you want to make sure your entire tooth is replaced, not just the crown that sits on top of the gums, dental implants are likely the solution for you. Equipped with a titanium post and porcelain crown, dental implants integrate with your existing bone and gum tissue to create a bond that is truly long-lasting. And, because this titanium post is stimulating your bone tissue, you’re getting a solution that feels more natural than any other tooth replacement.