Missing Teeth? Rebuild Your Smile with Restorative Dentistry
Tooth loss can put you at risk of developing additional dental problems like decay, jawbone atrophy, and gum disease. That’s why it’s important to resolve tooth loss problems quickly. If you’ve suffered significant tooth loss, dental reconstruction is a must to protect your remaining teeth and restore your oral health. Through restorative dentistry, Drs. Terence Lau, Casey Lau, and Kayla Lau from Mid-Valley Dental Care in Northridge, California, can help rebuild your smile with healthy, functional, natural-looking replacement teeth.
Restorative Dental Options for Replacing Lost Teeth
We offer several restorative options to replace missing teeth in the form of the following:
- Full or partial dentures
- Dental bridges
- Dental implants
Here’s what you should know about each.
Dentures: Partial dentures can replace one or several lost teeth, while complete dentures replace an entire arch or all of your teeth. Your Northridge dentists can have dentures custom-fitted for your use. Dentures support facial muscles, reduce the mobility of remaining teeth and improve your ability to eat and speak.
Dental Bridge: If you’re missing one to four teeth in a row, we may recommend a dental bridge to complete your smile. Bridges are supported by healthy natural teeth fitted with dental crowns to hold the bridge in place. Unlike partial dentures, which can be removed for cleaning, fixed bridges are cemented in place permanently to give you strong, stable replacement teeth.
Dental Implants: Implants are, by far, the best option for replacing lost teeth as they restore your tooth and its roots. Implants are embedded into your jawbone surgically, where, over time, they fuse with your bone system to become a permanent foundation for your replacement teeth. Once the fusing process is complete, your dentist will attach an abutment (connector) and your restoration to complete your treatment. Implants restore the appearance, functionality, and feel of natural teeth and can be used to replace one, several, or all of your teeth.
Restorative Dentistry Near Me
To learn more about the benefits of restorative dentistry, contact your Northridge, CA dentists from Mid-Valley Dental Care at (818) 886-3500.