Your teeth are designed to last for a lifetime. Unfortunately, this doesn’t happen for many people. In fact, 120 million Americans are missing at least one tooth. If you’ve lost one or more teeth over the years, there are now multiple solutions to rebuild your smile. As an alternative to traditional methods, you could choose an implant-retained crown & bridge. Dr. Miller will replace your missing teeth using the latest advancements in dentistry.
A dental crown is a custom-made cap bonded over the entire visible structure of a tooth. Often, it’s used to repair one that’s damaged or decayed, but it can serve other benefits as well. It can be used in combination with other treatments, like a root canal or dental implant. It’s customized to match the appearance of your real tooth to blend in seamlessly when you smile. On average, crowns last for about a decade before needing to be replaced.
1 to 3 consecutive missing teeth are typically treated with a fixed bridge. Dr. Miller takes an impression of your mouth to recreate the teeth you’ve lost. The bridge is held in place by bonding dental crowns to your adjacent teeth. With the right care, your bridge and crowns can last 5 to 10 years before needing to be replaced.
As an alternative to traditional treatments, many people are choosing to replace their missing teeth with dental implants. Unlike conventional solutions, dental implants replicate the entire structure of a tooth, including the root. This allows you to enjoy the next best thing to your real teeth.
A single missing tooth is treated by surgically implanting a titanium post into your jawbone to serve as a new root. After your bone fuses to the post, an abutment is placed on it to connect a custom-made dental crown.
Dental implants have over a 95% success rate when cared for correctly over the years. You can ensure your investment lasts by:
You don’t need to live with a less than perfect smile. You can permanently replace your missing teeth with dental implants. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation to treat your tooth loss.