Missing just a single tooth can alter your everyday life. For example, chewing food becomes more challenging, and your biting force decreases with every tooth you lose. Furthermore, your jaw bone weakens, offering less support to your other teeth and potentially leading to additional tooth loss. Fortunately, our team at Texas Dentistry provides several solutions to replace these teeth and restore your smile. If you’re ready to get started, give our dental office a call to start replacing missing teeth in Terrell!
For one or more consecutive missing teeth, we can use a restoration that attaches on top of the surrounding teeth in order to fill the gap in your smile. Dental bridges consist of several dental prosthetics fused together with the dental crowns at both ends being hollowed out to anchor to the healthy teeth on either side of the gap. Remember that we’ll need to remove a small amount of tooth enamel for the restoration to remain stable.
Whether for multiple missing teeth on opposite sides of your mouth or for all the teeth in a single arch, dentures can provide a fast, cost-effective, and helpful solution. Full dentures rely on natural suction to stay in place and are custom created to fit your mouth exactly. Partial dentures use metal hooks that wrap around your remaining teeth in order to stay securely in place. Our dentists can help create a personalized treatment plan so that your dentures meet your specific needs.
As the gold standard for restoring missing teeth, dental implants go beyond the other solutions and replace both the crown and root—all in one treatment. The implant integrates with the jaw bone and gum tissue, just like a natural tooth, keeping the replacement tooth firmly in place. As a result, this option feels more comfortable and secure than any of the others. For replacing multiple teeth, we can design your dental implants to attach to more complex restorations like bridges and dentures as well!