Replace Missing Teeth – Deer Park, TX
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At first, the idea of tooth loss might seem like a remote possibility, but the risk is higher than you might think. About 120 million Americans have lost at least one permanent tooth, and the resulting gap can have a very real impact on your oral health no matter where it’s located. Choosing the right kind of prosthetic is essential for being able to eat and speak normally again, and Dr. Mosley is here to help you explore your options. Call Deer Park Dental today if you or a loved one might be living without a full set of teeth in the near future.
Why Choose Deer Park Dental to Replace Missing Teeth?
- Natural-Looking, Long-Lasting Prosthetics
- Experienced Dentist Who Will Work With You
- Your Satisfaction is Our Priority
What Happens if I Do Nothing?
When a tooth is lost and the empty space is left alone, you can expect the following consequences as time goes on:
- The surrounding teeth shift, becoming crooked or creating new gaps.
- You may not be able to chew as effectively because the pressure of your bite is no longer being distributed correctly.
- The overall alignment of the bite can change.
- Anxiety over the appearance of your smile could lead to a loss of self-confidence.
One time-tested solution for replacing lost teeth is a prosthesis known as a dental bridge. Bridges consist of two crowns that support one or more artificial teeth called pontics. In order to place a bridge, the teeth adjacent to the gap (also known as abutments) will be adjusted so that the crowns can be placed on top of them. Your bridge will be designed so that it looks as natural as possible; in fact, other people most likely won’t even realize you have a false tooth or teeth.
Dentures & Partial Dentures
If the time comes when you need to replace an entire arch of teeth, your first thought will likely be that you need dentures. Made from acrylic, traditional dentures have a gum-colored base that sits directly on the gums to support a full set of false teeth.
On the other hand, if there are still enough healthy teeth in your jaw worth saving, Dr. Mosley may recommend partial dentures instead. These restorations are attached to the mouth via a metal clasp, and they’re designed to fit perfectly into the gaps in your smile.
While bridges and dentures will greatly improve your everyday life, by themselves they do nothing to stimulate the jaw, which means the underlying bone will start to break down over time. We can help you prevent this by referring you to a specialist that can place dental implants – metal posts that perform the same function as natural tooth roots. Not only do implants keep the jaw healthy, but they can also make the restoration they support – whether it’s a crown, a bridge, or a set of dentures – stronger and more stable.