There are many options to replace missing teeth or teeth that need to be extracted. Gaps left behind by missing teeth can be embarrassing and can possibly even interfere with eating and chewing. Replacing the missing or avulsed (knocked-out) tooth with an artificial tooth may remedy the problems you are facing.
Some of the options that you can discuss with Dr. Thomas Kratzenberg, our dentist, are:
Dental Bonding: This treatment is also known as composite bonding and is the process of applying a composite resin to help reshape, lengthen, or fill gaps of existing teeth.
Dental Bridges: Usually, dental bridges are made by placing a crown for the teeth on either side of the space that is being filled and placing an artificial tooth or teeth between them. There are many types of bridges and the right type for you will depend on your particular case.
Dentures: These are replacements for missing teeth that can be removed and reinserted into your mouth. There are both partial dentures and full dentures depending on your needs. Dentures must be custom-made by impressions taken from your mouth.
Dental Implants: This is a type of tooth (or teeth) replacement surgery where a titanium screw is surgically inserted into the jaw bone and an artificial crown is attached to it. This is one of the more natural looking and feeling option because there is little to no shifting.
If you are wondering what type of restorative or cosmetic dental treatment is right for you, then come visit Allegheny Dental Group in Irwin, Pennsylvania. We are here to provide for all your oral health care needs and want to help you on your journey to achieving a bright, confident smile. For an appointment, call 724-978-0136.