Tooth replacement has been a highly requested treatment at Montz and Maher Dental Group. When my patients inquire about tooth restoration, I usually tell them about fixed (or traditional) dental bridges and tooth implants.
A dental bridge is an artificial tooth that replaces a missing tooth. The false tooth—called a pontic—is fused to porcelain crowns on adjacent sides of the extracted tooth.
Tooth Implants Replace the Root and Crown
Dental implants are also popular and can often be a better choice. A dental implant consists of a titanium post surgically inserted into the jaw bone to replace the root of the missing tooth. The post integrates with the bone to provide a stable foundation for the replacement tooth.
After it has bonded with the bone (it usually takes three to six months), a smaller post is attached. This post extends above the gum line. The artificial tooth (crown) is then attached. The entire process takes several months but consistently yields fantastic results.
Preserving Facial Contour
Both of these restoration options maintain or restore facial contour and permit you to talk and eat normally. Tooth replacements prevent adjoining teeth from gradually shifting and can help correct bite issues, as well.
Tooth implants and dental bridges can replace one or more missing teeth. Many men and women have been treated successfully with these tooth restoration procedures.
Call Montz and Maher Dental Group to schedule a tooth restoration consultation by calling us at 832-895-5120
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