Custom-Designed Replacement Teeth
Whether you have had a tooth extracted or have lost one or more teeth for other reasons, one of the most important things you can do for your smile is to replace them. Not only will the loss affect your smile’s appearance, but it can also become a risk factor for losing more teeth and experiencing several other increasingly worse dental issues. Fortunately, we can help you mitigate those risks and rebuild your smile with the help of a custom-designed dental bridge, or partial or full denture, depending on the extent of your tooth loss.
Conventional dental bridges
A dental bridge, often referred to as a fixed bridge, consists of one or more highly lifelike replacement teeth (known as pontics) that are designed to mimic your healthy, natural teeth. The pontics are supported by dental crowns, which are bonded to the healthy teeth closest to the gap in your smile. Both the pontics and crowns are often crafted from highly lifelike porcelain, which offers a highly realistic and durable solution for restoring your smile and bite function.
Partial and full dentures
For more extensive tooth loss, we can also custom-design a partial or full denture to replace several or all of the teeth on your dental ridge. A partial denture is recommended when the dental ridge still retains healthy, natural teeth. The prosthesis can be designed to replace the teeth you’ve lost while leaving room to accommodate and support your remaining teeth. If you’ve lost all of your healthy teeth on the upper or lower dental ridge, then a complete denture can be designed to replace them all and fully restore your smile.
Dental implant bridges and dentures
For many patients who’ve lost teeth, we often recommend supporting a custom-designed prosthesis on an appropriate number of dental implant posts. An oral health specialist can implant one or more root-like posts into your jawbone, which we can use to secure your custom-designed prosthesis in place. Dental implants mimic the way healthy teeth roots support your natural teeth, which offers unmatched comfort and stability for your replacement teeth.
Rebuild your smile with a bridge or denture
After losing one or more teeth, a custom-designed dental bridge or denture can rebuild more than just your smile’s appearance. To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling Delightful Dental Care in Kansas City, MO, at 816-942-7669. We proudly serve patients and families who live in South Kansas City, Leawood, Overland Park, Johnson County, and all nearby communities.