Replace Missing Teeth – Park Cities, Dallas, TX
Making Your Smile Whole Again
About 178 million Americans are currently living life with an incomplete set of natural teeth. Keeping the gap in your mouth empty is one option, but there could be serious consequences for your oral health later down the line. You’re much better off replacing your teeth with one of the restorations that Dr. Brumbaugh can offer. No matter if it’s just one tooth or an entire arch, the solution for recompleting your smile is a call to our dental office away. We offer numerous options to replace missing teeth in Park Cities, Dallas, TX, so call our team to get started.
Why Choose R. David Brumbaugh, DDS for Replacing Missing Teeth?
- Beautifully Designed Restorations
- Partnered with Skill Surgeon for Implant Surgery
- Small Dental Office Gives You Personalized Care
Dental bridges are actually made of multiple prosthetic teeth. Two crowns make up the ends of the bridge, and at least one false tooth (called a pontic) is held in place between them. The pontics are what directly replace the missing teeth; the crowns are used to anchor the bridge in place by resting on top of the abutment teeth on either side of the gap. Pontics and crowns can both be made out of a variety of materials, but natural-looking porcelain is usually preferred.
There are two types of dentures you can get. The kind that comes to mind immediately is likely full dentures, which are used to replace an entire arch of teeth at once. Partial dentures can be used to fill in multiple gaps while you still have most of your teeth. (In fact, some patients get partial dentures for a single tooth). Regardless, you can rest assured that your dentures will be carefully customized so that they look beautiful and feel comfortable whenever you wear them.
Instead of altering existing teeth for a bridge or relying on dentures that might eventually not fit as well as they used to, we may recommend dental implants for your new teeth. Dental implants effectively act as replacement tooth roots that help preserve the jawbone and anchor your restoration in place. Implants are extremely durable and easy to take care of; it’s not uncommon for them to last the rest of your life with minimal maintenance.