The importance of tooth replacement should never be underestimated when it comes to designing your new smile. Your Walnut Creek, CA cosmetic dentist will work with you to design a complete smile that is just as functional as it is attractive. If you are missing one or more natural teeth (even those teeth that don’t show when you smile), we will discuss your options for tooth replacement as a part of your comprehensive treatment plan.
Tooth loss affects millions of adults each year, and the consequences are often tremendously widespread. The decision to replace missing teeth is not just a cosmetic choice. It is also a choice that can improve the function of your jaw joint, your ability to chew solid foods, and it can reduce the emotional impact of tooth loss. Your teeth play an important role in the outward contours of your face, the fullness of your cheeks and lips, your speech pattern, and your desire to smile or laugh openly.
To meet your individual needs, we offer a full range of tooth replacement options:
- Dental Implants– artificial tooth roots made from titanium and finished with dental crowns or abutments for dentures and partials
- Permanent Bridges-a set of full porcelain or porcelain fused to metal restorations that are connected to at least two natural teeth to bridge the gap left by a missing tooth
- Removable Partial Dentures– a cast metal or acrylic denture that is held in place by wire clips, useful when some (but not all) of the natural teeth are missing
- Removable Full Dentures– complete set of removable replacement teeth
To further customize your treatment, many of these options can be modified or combined to create a truly unique restoration. For example, both permanent and removable bridges, dentures, and partials can be anchored to natural teeth as well as dental implants. Your tooth replacements can be made from porcelain, acrylics, and metal alloys for the highest level of durability and esthetic appeal.
You can find out more about your tooth replacement options when you contact our Walnut Creek CA cosmetic dental office for a consultation today.