Missing teeth can really be a nuisance during the holidays. Enjoying the traditional festive foods — from the Thanksgiving turkey to candy canes — can be challenging and even painful. And smile during family get-togethers and holiday parties can be downright embarrassing.
So this holiday season, why not gift yourself the confidence that comes when you replace missing teeth?
Whether you’re missing just one tooth or an entire set of teeth, filling the gaps in your smile will improve your dental function and health!
At Beaumont Family Dentistry, we make it easy to do just that. No matter your needs, our caring team will help you find a teeth replacement solution that fits your lifestyle.
Read on for some of the teeth replacement options we offer. Then, give us a call at one of our three convenient locations to schedule a free consultation:
When it comes to replacing teeth, dental implants offer unmatched security, durability, and convenience. In fact, they’re as close as you can get to brand new teeth. That’s why more than more than 3 million Americans have chosen to have dental implants placed, according to figures from the American Academy of Implant Dentistry.
A dental implant is a small titanium post that is inserted into your gums and acts as a replacement for the root of the missing tooth. After the dental implant is placed, your jawbone heals around it, providing a strong hold — just like your jawbone would provide to a real tooth root.
The dental implant is topped with a custom abutment, which holds a dental restoration in place. That could be a beautiful, custom-made crown, which replaces just the visible portion of a single tooth, or it could anchor a multi-tooth prosthetic. It can even securely hold a full dental arch of artificial teeth to provide an alternative to traditional dentures!
Dental implant-secured dentures require just two dental implants to support a full arch prosthetic, which is removed at night and for cleanings. There are two types:
- Implant-retained dentures. These dentures use ball attachments to snap into two dental implants.
- Implant-supported dentures. These dentures are supported on dental implants with a bar attachment.
No other tooth replacement option besides dental implants replaces the root of the missing tooth. Because of this, dental implants actually prevent deterioration of the jawbone because they continue to engage the jawbone when you chew. That’s not the case with teeth replacement options that only replace the crowns of missing teeth.
If you have one or more missing teeth in a row, a dental bridge is a great teeth replacement option. In fact, dental bridges are one of the most time-tested and reliable dental restorations!
A dental bridge is one or more artificial teeth in a row that literally “bridge” the gap in your smile. They’re anchored by crowns placed on the abutment teeth, the existing teeth on either side of the gap. Because the prosthetic isn’t removable, you won’t have to worry about it accidentally falling out or coming loose when you eat.
A bridge can also be supported by dental implants instead of crowns.
If you need to replace a full set of teeth, you might be wary of traditional dentures, concerned they’ll slip or fit awkwardly. But when you trust Beaumont Family Dentistry with the creation of your dentures, you’ll feel confident knowing they were made just for you. They’ll look natural and fit comfortably. Plus, traditional dentures are a very cost-effective way to replace an entire set of missing teeth.
In addition to full removable dentures, we offer partial dentures. Partial dentures are an alternative to dental bridges for people who are missing a series of teeth in a row. Our partial dentures stay in place with the help of metal clasps for security and comfort.
By just replacing the missing teeth, you’ll regain dental function. You’ll be able to once again eat the foods you love and smile without hesitation.
Your Journey To A Healthier Smile Starts Today!
Don’t be ashamed of your smile this holiday season! There’s still time to fill the gaps in your smile before the festivities begin. We can even create same-day dental restorations using our state-of-the-art CEREC milling machine!
So what are you waiting for? You could have a dramatically improved smile by the New Year. Give Beaumont Family Dentistry a call today at any of our three locations. We’ll help you restore your dental health and function, as well as your sense of confidence!