Grand Dental P.C. offers tooth replacement in Grand Junction, CO. Losing a tooth can happen to anyone. Whether it is from falling and knocking it out, or poor dental hygiene that has required tooth extraction. Whatever the case, having a missing tooth is not the end of the world. It used to be if you lost a tooth it was near impossible to get a decent or realistic smile again. Thanks to modern science, times have changed. Technological advances in dentistry provides us with the tools and methods we need in order to replace missing teeth, and completely rebuild a smile.
There are several reasons why your tooth may need replacement. Maybe you were at a baseball game and had an up-close meeting with a stray baseball, or maybe you missed a few brushes. In some cases, age can have an impact. Whatever the case, we have a solution. Thanks to technology, replacing teeth is no longer in the realm of dreams and is now a reality.
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The first thing a dentist must do is determine what type of tooth replacement you need. If you have damaged teeth that are broken, missing, or infected, there are a variety of methods a dentist can use in order to treat teeth. Some of these methods include:
Dental implants are a long term solution to missing teeth. Implants look, feel, and function just like normal teeth. Using metal posts, dentists secure the implant directly into the jaw to create a secure foundation to place the implant.
Traditional Dental Bridgework: Bridgework is one of the most common treatments for replacing missing teeth. Traditional bridges require two teeth to become an anchor for the new tooth.
Composite Dental Bridgework: Dentists can build a bridge out of composite resin that looks the same color as the tooth. To place the composite bridge, the dentist just builds off the adjacent teeth.
Dentures are designed to replace missing teeth. They can either be removable or fixed, meaning only a dentist can remove them. There are two types of dentures: partial and complete. Partial dentures are made to replace some missing teeth. Complete dentures replace a whole set of teeth. Because they are affordable, dentures are one of the more popular solutions when it comes to replacing teeth.