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How To Replace Missing Teeth

Have you just lost a permanent tooth? Do you have multiple missing teeth? Fullerton Craft Smiles Dental team provides restorative dental care with dental implants. Implants are titanium screws that an oral surgeon places in the jaw bone. Over 3 to 6 months, the implants fuse with the jaw bone to become a part of the mouth. Implants may be used to replace a single missing tooth. Dental implants may also restore multiple lost permanent teeth. If you have one or more missing teeth, call Fullerton Craft Smiles Dental in Fullerton, CA. Our dental professionals will thoroughly examine your smile and take scans of your teeth to plan your customized implant treatment. Below you can discover more about why implant-secured dental restorations are beneficial to patients with missing permanent teeth.

Missing Teeth in Fullerton, California

Missing Teeth in Fullerton, CA

There are a variety of dental implant options for missing teeth. We recommend implants and implant-secured restorations:

Dental Implants

Implants are the premier restorative option for patients with one or more missing teeth. Dental implants consist of a titanium metal screw that a dental surgeon places in the jaw bone beneath the gums. Once the dental implants heal and fuse with the jaw bone, they can support a tooth crown, dental bridge, or denture. Titanium implants are also a permanent part of the smile. While patients may need to replace or repair a restoration after many years, the dental implant posts are permanent. Dental implants also combat missing teeth problems including difficulty eating, facial sagging, and speech issues.

Implant-Secured Dental Bridges

A dental bridge is used to “bridge the gap” left by multiple consecutive missing teeth. Traditional dental bridges use the support of natural teeth to stay in place—dental crowns cap off natural teeth adjacent to the tooth gap for these bridges. However, implant-secured dental bridges last much longer than traditional bridges. Dental implants also secure dental bridges in the mouth without frequent repairs or replacement.

Implant-Secured Dentures

Partial dentures can restore rows of missing teeth. Complete dentures replace an entire arch of lost teeth. Traditional dentures are held in place with adhesive. Denture adhesives are often messy and do not fully stabilize dentures or keep them in place. As a result, patients with dentures cannot eat hard, sticky, or crunchy foods. Implant-supported dentures allow patients to eat without dietary restrictions and support the health of the teeth and gums. We can also use as few as four dental implants to secure an arch of teeth. Our dental team strategically places implants in key areas of the jaw bone to fully support a denture restoration.

Restore Your Smile Today

Are you missing multiple teeth? Do you have a removable bridge or denture but want extra support? Schedule a dental appointment on our website. If you are a new patient, call Fullerton Craft Smiles Dental at (714) 888-7008. Current patients may call (714) 526-2828. Let us know if you have any recent dental concerns or questions about treatment. We are always happy to help our patients get the answers they need.