Replacing One, Several, or All of Your Teeth
Losing one tooth can be devastating to both your oral health and your overall confidence in your appearance. Losing several teeth compounds those effects, and losing all of your teeth on one or both dental ridges complicates them even further. Following our philosophy of providing highly biocompatible smile restoration, we can custom create any size porcelain bridge, partial, or complete denture to help you rebuild your smile with optimal, lifelike results. The porcelain we utilize is designed to closely mimic the color, shade, texture, and shine of your healthy, natural teeth, and to interact favorably with the natural tooth structure around it.
Custom fixed dental bridges
Dental bridges are common solutions to replacing a single lost tooth, or multiple teeth that are adjacent to each other. A bridge consists of one or more pontics (tooth replicas) that are custom-designed to fill the gap in your smile. It also comes equipped with dental crowns that are bonded to nearby teeth (known as abutment teeth) for support.
Partial and full dentures
When you’ve lost multiple teeth that aren’t adjacent to each other, a partial denture may be more appropriate than a dental bridge. A partial is crafted specifically to replace the various teeth that you’ve lost while supporting the healthy teeth that still remain. The prosthesis is held securely by a gum-colored base that sits along your dental ridge and one or more comfortable, small clasps. If you’ve lost all of your healthy teeth on the upper or lower dental ridge, then a complete denture can be fashioned to completely restore the ridge with a full row of custom, highly realistic replacement teeth.
Implant-supported bridges and dentures
For most patients who’ve lost teeth, dental implants can often offer more comprehensive results for rebuilding their smiles. Dental implants are root-like posts that, once inserted into your jawbone, can act as healthy, natural teeth roots. They’re designed to support a custom dental crown, bridge, or denture with the same level of comfort and stability as your natural teeth roots, and without the need for additional solutions such as abutment teeth, clasps, and adhesives.
Find the bridge or denture that fits you best
Replacing lost teeth is about more than restoring your smile’s appearance; it’s also about giving your smile a second chance by reestablishing your good oral health and proper bite function. To learn if a porcelain bridge or denture is your smile’s best option, schedule a consultation by calling Lake Orion Family Dentistry today at 248-693-6213. Located in Lake Orion, MI, we also proudly serve the residents of Auburn Hills, Rochester Hills, Clarkston, Oxford, all surrounding communities.