Sometimes, teeth that are damaged, defective, or missing entirely need to be replaced. If you need to replace a tooth or several teeth, schedule an appointment with All Care Dental in Dallas, Texas. They offer a wide range of high-quality teeth replacement options to restore your smile and make it beautiful and functional again. Book your visit by calling the office or scheduling an appointment online.
Tooth Replacement Q & A
What are the benefits of teeth replacement?
There are different benefits for teeth replacement, depending on whether your tooth-to-be-replaced is damaged, unsightly, or missing entirely.
Damaged teeth are susceptible to further damage and infection, which can eventually affect your other teeth as well as your jawbone, gums, and overall health. By replacing a damaged tooth, you gain more control over its damage and restore your oral health.
Unsightly teeth have a negative impact on the aesthetic appearance of your smile. By replacing an unsightly tooth, you can improve the look of your smile and boost your confidence and self-esteem.
Teeth that are missing entirely throw the delicate balance of your mouth out of whack. Your remaining natural teeth can begin to shift into the space left by the missing tooth, while your jaw can suffer bone loss due to a lack of stimulation. Replacing teeth that are missing entirely restores the structure of your mouth and rehabilitates its proper functioning.
What’s a crown?
A crown is an artificial tooth cap that’s permanently bonded to an existing root structure. When sealed to a natural tooth root, a crown restores a damaged tooth while keeping its bone health and nerve functioning intact. When used with a dental implant, a crown can replace a tooth that’s entirely missing.
What’s a bridge?
A bridge is a prosthetic device that replaces a tooth that’s entirely missing. It’s made up of an artificial tooth (called a “pontic”) that’s attached to a crown on either side. If the teeth adjacent to your missing tooth aren’t healthy enough to support a crown, you can get a Maryland bridge, which attaches through a metal framework that’s bonded to the back of your adjacent teeth.
What are dentures?
Dentures are permanent or removable prosthetics that replace your teeth. Partial dentures replace several of your teeth, while full dentures replace all of your teeth.
Advances in dental technology have made dentures far more comfortable, functional, and natural-looking than they used to be. You can even get dentures that attach to your mouth with dental implants rather than suction or adhesive.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are tiny titanium screws that are surgically implanted in your jaw and function as artificial tooth roots. Your body doesn’t recognize titanium as a foreign substance, so your jawbone fuses with the implant as you heal from the placement surgery.
Once fused, implants provide a sturdy foundation to hold a crown, bridge, or dentures, and provide stimulation to your jawbone so that it doesn’t suffer from bone loss.
To learn more about how All Care Dental can improve your smile with teeth replacement, schedule a consultation today by calling the office or booking online.