Bridges & Implants

When indicated, missing teeth should usually be replaced in order to restore your smile, regain your chewing and to prevent other teeth from shifting.

There are three main types of artificial teeth and each one is designed for a particular situation:

  1. Dental Implant

    A dental implant is made by placing one or more small metal posts beneath the gum into the jawbone. In a few months, when the implants are fused to the tissues, the artificial tooth or teeth are then attached to replace the missing tooth.

  2. Fixed Bridge

    A fixed bridge is a tooth replacement restoration that is attached to the teeth on either side of a gap. The adjacent teeth, called abutments, are each prepared to receive full crowns or caps, and the bridge consists of two or more caps and the missing tooth/teeth. When completed, the bridge is permanently cemented into position over the adjacent abutment teeth. It will look very natural and you can chew food much easier.

  3. Removable Denture

    A removable denture replaces all of the lost teeth in the arch with one appliance. The denture is held in place by clasping some of the remaining teeth — or by suction where none of the natural teeth are left.