Rebuilding Your Smile
When people look at us, one of the first thing they notice are our smiles. Smiling is a way of showing how we feel both internally and externally. When you smile you’re generally seen as someone who is happy, content, and more than likely satisfied and confident. This means that when you don’t smile, you could easily send off a negative connotation. However, while some people simply don’t smile because they’re not happy, others don’t smile because they are embarrassed to show their teeth. Smiles are meant to be bright, white, and straight, but commonly patients suffer from a missing tooth or teeth that can truly make smiling uncomfortable. If you have a missing tooth or teeth, many different cosmetic dentistry procedures can be used in order to revamp your smile into one that is whole again.
When restoring a smile with a missing tooth or teeth, generally dental bridges, dental implants, and/or dentures can be used. Each of these procedures will allow the patient to have a complete smile again that he will want to show off to everyone. But, because there is no one right procedure for all patients, it’s important that you seek advice from a dentist who has experience in replacing missing teeth, such as Dr. Dunayer. Contact our office to book your cosmetic dentistry consultation today!
Replacing Teeth Using Dental Bridges
Think of a normal structural bridge that we all use to cross over water, railroad tracks, and other areas that are not passable with a normal road. Just as the bridges we are all used to, dental bridges are used to bridge the gap that is created when a tooth or several teeth are missing. In order for a dental bridge to be durable and reliable, dental crowns are used on the remaining teeth to provide support for the bridge. Working together, the crowns and bridge keep the teeth in their natural positions and do not allow for the teeth to shift. Many patients choose dental bridges because they are covered by most dental insurance plans and they are not highly expensive.
Dental Implants To Replace Missing Teeth
Having dental implants placed in your mouth is one of the more complex and costly procedures when looking to replace a missing tooth or teeth, however when compared to other options dental implants set the bar high. With the use of dental implants patients don’t only have new teeth, they also have a new smile that is natural, permanent, and most importantly, beautiful! In fact, dental implants can be used to fix many different problems that patients may experience when missing certain teeth. For example, with the use of dental implants, eating, chewing, and even talking can become enjoyable again.
Dental implants also come with the benefit that they do not require any work or modification to the already existing teeth, such as those adjacent to the missing teeth. Dental implants are also known to stimulate the jaw bone in order to prevent the starting of furthering of jaw bone loss. With dental implants patients have a new complete smile that is secure and long-lasting.
Dentures To Re-complete A Smile
In the past, dentures were the go to solution for people who were missing teeth. Dentures have been long used in patients who are missing many if not all of their teeth. Today’s dentures are much different from those used centuries ago thanks to the popular use of dental implants. Dental implants and dentures can be used together to provide for a new smile that is beautiful and secure. With the use of dental implants and dentures, there is no need to use pastes to hold the dentures in place and implants even protect against gum abrasion.
If you’re ready to feel confident about your smile again, don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Dunayer’s office. With the option of using dental bridges, dental implants, or dentures, we are sure that you will love showing off your new smile. Don’t let missing teeth keep you from showing the real you. Contact our office today.