Tooth replacement has been a highly requested dental procedure at Create A Smile, PC – Dr. Ken Moore. When our patients ask us about tooth restoration, we generally tell them about fixed (or traditional) dental bridges and tooth implants.
A dental bridge is an artificial tooth which replaces a missing tooth. The false tooth—called a pontic—is fused to porcelain crowns on either side of the extracted tooth.
Tooth Implants Replace the Root and Crown
Dental implants are also popular and can often be a better choice. A dental implant includes a titanium post surgically inserted into the jaw bone to replace the root of the missing tooth. The post integrates with the bone to provide a solid foundation for the replacement tooth.
After it has bonded with the bone (it usually takes three to six months), a smaller post is attached. This post extends above the gum line. We will then place the artificial tooth, the crown. The entire process takes several months, but consistently yields extraordinary results.
Preserving Facial Contour
Both of these options keep or restore facial contour and allow you to talk and eat normally. Tooth replacements prevent adjoining teeth from gradually shifting and can help correct bite problems, as well.
Tooth implants and dental bridges can replace one or more missing teeth. We have treated many individuals successfully with these tooth restoration procedures.
At Create a Smile, PC, you will find first rate dental care and our committed team of dental professionals. We offer family and general dentistry, dental implants, and cosmetic dentistry in the Bloomington IN area. Call for an appointment today.