All AboutYour Smile

What Are My Tooth Replacement Options?

tooth-replacementsGaps in one’s smile caused by missing and/or damaged teeth can negatively impact confidence while also increasing the risk for serious oral health problems, such as bite misalignment and even jawbone deterioration. Luckily, Dr. Rafael Yanez—our experienced cosmetic dentist—offers several tooth replacement options that may be able to help restore your smile. These include:

  • Dental Implants: Dental implants are one of the most popular solutions for missing or damaged teeth, and for good reason: they are designed to replace the entire tooth—including the root—for a durable, stable, and natural-looking restoration. During the procedure, Dr. Yanez will surgically insert a titanium post into your jawbone. Once the post has fused with the bone, it is topped with a custom crown or other dental restoration, producing a result that both functionally and aesthetically mimics your natural teeth.
  • All-on-4® Implant-Supported Dentures: For patients with adequate jawbone density, All-on-4® is a revolutionary full-arch restoration technique that combines the coverage of a traditional denture with the stability of implants. Using as few as four strategically placed titanium posts per arch, a custom denture will be securely anchored to your jawbone for a comfortable, natural-looking fit. Unlike traditional removable dentures, implant-supported dentures do not require adhesives or pastes, and they can be cared for just like natural teeth.
  • Dentures: Traditional dentures can be an ideal solution for patients who are ineligible for dental implants due to low jawbone density. These removable dental appliances are custom-designed to resemble your natural teeth, and they can replace either entire dental arches (complete dentures) or smaller gaps in your smile (partial dentures).
  • Dental Bridges: Dental bridges can be a good option for those who are missing one or more adjacent teeth. Dr. Yanez will create a customized bridge that is secured to the natural teeth on either side of the gap using porcelain crowns. The result is a functional, beautiful, natural-looking smile.

If you would like to learn more about the tooth replacement options offered at I.Dentical – All About Your Smile, please contact us today. Our friendly and experienced staff are happy to help you schedule a consultation or to answer any questions you may have.

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