Eating your favorite foods, speaking with confidence, and even smiling can all become difficult or even impossible if you have missing teeth. While this problem is serious, it’s also relatively easy to fix here at Advanced Dentistry of Alhambra. Our periodontists work together to provide custom-made solutions that can reliably and beautifully replace missing teeth for Alhambra, CA dental patients. If you’re ready to rebuild your smile, contact us today to get started.
When a tooth is lost, ignoring the space it leaves behind can cause additional tooth loss or injury that may get worse over time. With a tooth missing, the remaining teeth left in the jaw can shift in an attempt to close the gap left behind. The adjacent teeth on either side of a missing tooth can start to lean in towards the empty space. Once these teeth have shifted, they cannot work healthy and efficiently. This results in crooked teeth that can cause serious problems with your bite and the joints of your jaw.
While most tooth replacements only bring back the part you can see, dental implants actually restore the root structure below the gum line as well. Implants are titanium “tooth roots” that are implanted into the bone of your jaw. Dental implants are an optimal solution for tooth loss because they not only feel and function more like natural teeth but have an extremely lifelike appearance as well. Dental implants are the pinnacle of tooth replacement available today, and at Advanced Dentistry of Alhambra, you can have the entire procedure completed in one convenient location to help you recover your smile in record time.
Dental bridges have been around for decades, and the reason for this is simple: they work! A series of dental crowns are bonded together, and this prosthetic can be used to replace a single tooth or even up to three in a row. The crowns on either end are hollowed out to fit over the natural teeth near the space and provide stability for the new teeth. Our bridges not only restore our patients’ ability to eat the foods they love, but they’re also designed to look natural and blend seamlessly into the smile.
Extensive tooth loss can be devastating for both someone’s health and appearance, but fortunately, the right denture can quickly solve both problems. Patients with healthy teeth left can close any gaps with a custom-made partial denture, or for those who are missing an entire arch, a full denture can easily restore it all at once. Our prosthetics are made of top-quality acrylics to guarantee a great look, secure fit, and reliable durability.