Replacing a missing tooth or multiple teeth is a problem that more than one in three Americans have had, per the American College of Prosthodontists. Modern dentistry has evolved to fix this common issue, and there are a variety of options for replacing teeth, all with their own benefits. Red Bank Smiles is equipped to handle all of them, and we’d be happy to give you a consultation for your unique situation when you schedule an appointment with us!
Get the picture of a cartoonish-looking fake set of teeth out of your head–dentures today are incredibly realistic, and are a great alternative for those missing the majority of their teeth on the upper or lower arches.
Dentures can either be implant-supported or removable. Implant-supported dentures are anchored to a real tooth or a dental implant, and removable ones are just that–removable. Implant-supported ones provide just a bit extra security, and removable ones are easier to clean.
Dental implants are the perfect solution for just a few missing teeth. They can be shaped and molded to fit your smile perfectly, and while the process takes some time, the finished product is a brand new tooth that looks like it belongs in your mouth.
A titanium rod is installed in your mouth where the tooth goes, which needs a few months to bond with your jawbone. Once that process is complete, the tooth is put in and you can treat it just like any other tooth in your mouth!
Crowns are a solution for a damaged tooth that may not be completely gone, but is chipped, cracked, or weakened. The cap goes directly over the tooth to make your smile look as good as new. However, crowns are not just for cosmetic purposes. It can provide the structural support the damaged tooth needs to prevent further damage, and possibly prevent removal and replacement down the road.
There are a number of different materials that can go on top of your crown, with one of the options being porcelain so it matches the color of your smile exactly.
A bridge does exactly that–bridges the gap missing from one tooth to another. If you have structurally sound teeth on either side of the bridge, it can be bonded to them to create a strong support. If not, crowns can be used to give the bridge something strong to hold onto.
Bridges can be custom-made to fit your teeth size and shape, and are virtually indistinguishable from the rest of your natural teeth!