Implants and Bridges
Dental Bridge – Bridges are a natural-looking replacement for one or more missing teeth. Because they are custom-made, bridges are barely noticeable and can restore the natural contour of teeth as well as the proper bite. Your existing teeth are used to literally create a bridge to cross the area where your tooth is missing. Bridges are made from porcelain, gold, or metal alloys to ensure that they are strong and durable.
The teeth on either side of the missing tooth are recontoured to provide a base for the bridge (similar to a crown preparation). A dental laboratory is able to create a bridge that will fit properly and feel as close to your natural teeth as possible. The bridge is then cemented into place. Your dental bridge may take a little while to get used to, but after a few days it should feel like you have your own teeth back again.
If you are missing a tooth you should consider having it replaced. Besides the aesthetic disadvantage of missing a tooth, it could also cause structural changes to your mouth and jaw, as well as making it difficult to eat or speak properly. Set up an appointment today to restore your smile.
Dental Implant – Before development of dental implants, dentures and bridges were the only alternatives to replacing a missing tooth or teeth. Dental Implants are titanium replacements for teeth that are anchored into the bone and are designed to mimic the tooth root. The dental implant acts as a foundation for an artificial tooth. An implant can be used to replace a single missing tooth, multiple teeth, or as the support for a bridge or removable denture. Dental Implants require the same diligent care that you give your natural teeth.
If you are missing teeth and are looking to restore the structure, function, and appearance of your smile with dental implants in Fond du Lac, call us today.