Tooth loss creates frustrations for anyone who experiences it. The complications that come from tooth loss range from the physical to the mental. You’ll naturally experience a change in how you chew and eat foods. You may also suffer psychological pain and social discomfort as the result of tooth loss. Further, tooth loss can impact the health of your remaining teeth as well. That’s why it’s important to meet tooth loss head-on, with prosthetic dental solutions. Using dentures or a dental bridge, you can put an end to the frustration of tooth loss.
Dentures are used for cases of serious tooth loss. If you’ve lost most of the teeth on one of your dental ridges, or all of the teeth on said dental ridge, a custom denture would likely be the best solution for you. Dentures are fabricated with replacement teeth and a gum-colored base, giving you the look and feel of natural teeth. If you aren’t missing all of your teeth, your dentist can fabricate a partial denture, which fits around your natural teeth, preserving your smile. Dentures can also be held in place by dental implants, which strengthens them and reduces the likelihood of any slipping over time.
Not all cases of tooth loss result in you losing a majority of your teeth. If you’ve suffered the loss of one tooth, or a sequence of a few teeth, then a dental bridge may be the ideal solution for you. Dental bridges utilize the stability and strength of your healthy teeth to support a prosthetic in place of your missing tooth or teeth. A dental bridge consists of the pontics (replacement teeth) that are bookended by dental crowns. The dental crowns fit atop your healthy tooth roots to hold the pontics in place.
Tooth loss isn’t something you have to live with after you suffer the initial shock. Prosthetic replacements can restore the look and feel of your natural teeth. You’ll find that you have an improved sense of confidence and comfort after you seek out a replacement option. Replacement options also reduce your risk for future oral health problems like a shift in your bite or infections that can occur in your tooth socket.
At Stadium Dental and Orthodontics, Chakka Sekhar, DDS, and our dedicated staff provide comprehensive and compassionate dental care for the entire family, including preventive, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry. To schedule an appointment for prosthetic dental solutions, call our office today at (909) 476-9678. We proudly welcome patients from Rancho Cucamonga, CA, as well as Ontario, Fontana, Upland, Rialto, and the surrounding communities.