Solutions for Tooth Loss
Do you have missing teeth? Whether you need to replace a single tooth or multiple teeth, there are several successful replacement methods available, from partial dentures to dental implants. The versatility of dental implants allows Dr. Michael Allard to incorporate implants into several replacement methods to preserve bone health and lend permanence.
If you need teeth replacement contact our office in Glendale, AZ to schedule a visit with Dr. Michael Allard. Dr. Allard may recommend a variety of tooth replacement methods depending upon your unique needs, including:
|Single tooth replacement
|Multiple tooth replacement
|Individual dental implants
|Implant supported bridge
|Implant supported denture
70% of Adults Have Lost at Least One Tooth
By age 44, nearly 70% of American adults have lost at least one tooth due to trauma, decay or periodontal disease. An estimated 178 million people in the U.S. are missing at least one tooth, a statistic expected to continue growing over the next 20 years due to the growth of periodontal disease.
Incorporating Dental Implants Into Teeth Replacement
Single Tooth Replacement
An individual dental implant is the closest replication of your natural tooth. The titanium post functions much like your tooth root while the custom crown blends in with the surrounding teeth. Dental implants require the same care and maintenance as your natural teeth.
A dental bridge is another permanent option for tooth replacement. Consisting of three crown units, the middle unit spans the space of the missing tooth while the end units serve as the anchors. These anchor units are typically bonded to the adjacent healthy teeth which are reshaped to accept the crowns.
A partial denture is an appliance that consists of one or more artificial teeth set into a plastic or metal and resin base that has been shaded to match the gums. Removable and held in place with metal or plastic clasps, this method is often used on a temporary basis until a more permanent replacement can be attained.
Multiple Tooth Replacement
Individual dental implants can be placed at the site of each lost tooth. Depending upon the number of missing teeth, this may be your best option.
A dental bridge to replace multiple missing teeth may still be comprised of three crown units, though more units may be added. While the bridge may be bonded to the natural teeth surrounding the space, you have the option to anchor the bridge with dental implants instead, protecting your healthy tooth enamel.
Implant supported dentures are often preferred over traditional removable appliances. Dental implants placed within the jaw bone provide security for dentures to rest upon, lending to a more functional method of tooth replacement. Three or more implants can be placed per arch which attach to receiving portions of existing or new dentures.
Whether one or more teeth require replacement, dental implants offer varying options that can meet these needs. For your personalized dental implant consultation in Glendale, AZ, contact Dr. Allard today.