Options for tooth restoration after tooth loss or extraction
- Posted on: Jan 15 2022
While it would be great to naturally have a beautiful smile free from defects, this isn’t always the case. And even if you do, a lot can happen in a lifetime that can impact its appearance and function. Drs. Nancy Gill, Dallas Kenson, and Evelyn Qi of Golden Dental Solutions in Golden, Colorado understand that the unexpected may also occur. This includes trauma and injury to the smile that can result in a knocked out or severely damaged tooth. Regardless of how a tooth was lost, it’s essential that patients understand their options for replacement. Her facility is pleased to offer dentures, bridges, and implants for patient consideration.
- Dentures – dentures come in a few different varieties, including partial, full, and implant-retained. All of these can replace one, several, or all the teeth in the smile depending on the patient’s unique dental situation. Partial dentures snap into place using the existing teeth for support, while full dentures replace the entire arch and use natural suction, denture adhesives, or implants to hold them in place.
- Dental bridges – dental bridges are another way to “bridge the gap” left behind after tooth loss or extraction. They are made of porcelain and include false teeth and crowns on each side. They utilize the adjacent teeth for support of the restoration, allowing it to fill the gap, replace one or more teeth, and restore function and appearance.
- Dental implants – the gold standard in tooth replacement remains the dental implant. A dental implants is a post made of titanium. The dentist surgically places the post into the jawbone and then restores using a bridge, crown, or denture. Implants derive strength and stability from the jaw, allowing them to function just as natural teeth once did.
Restore the smile today with implants, bridges, or dentures
You have a number of options available to you when it comes to restoring your smile. If you live in or around the area of Golden, Colorado and want to speak to a professional about the best ways to achieve a more attractive smile, connect with Drs. Nancy Gill, Dallas Kenson, and Evelyn Qi. Visit the office at 1218 Arapahoe Street in Golden, or call (303) 277-9600 to book your upcoming evaluation and appointment with our team.
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