If you have lost one or more teeth, Dentistry by Angela Britt offers several options to restore your smile, your confidence, and the functionality of your set of teeth. Three common procedures that we recommend are:
- Dental Implants — Implants act as artificial tooth roots. When placed in the jawbone, dental implants, which are shaped like screws, bond with the natural bone structure. This creates a strong and secure base to support one or more artificial teeth, called crowns. Implants are recommended if your gums and jaw bone are in good condition.
- Dental Bridges — As the name suggests, these devices create a bridge that attaches to either side of the missing tooth or teeth to fill in the gap of missing teeth. Dental Bridges are customized to secure them properly within your teeth’s structure and give them a natural appearance. These are permanently fixed in your mouth and might require extra support from natural teeth, crowns, or over dental implants.
- Dentures — Dentures are removable structures of artificial gum and teeth designed to fit your mouth. They can be a full or partial set, and are matched to blend in with your existing teeth. Besides replacing missing teeth, dentures help reshape the structure of your face. Dentures are a good option if your gums and jawbone are not healthy enough for implants, as they sit on top of your gums.
While tooth loss can occur due to injury or illness, we recommend patients try to prevent tooth loss from decay by following the widely known rules of dental care. Brush your teeth at least two times a day and floss once a day. Use a toothpaste containing fluoride for added protection. If you can’t brush your teeth after eating, consider using a mouthwash to prevent bacteria from building up on your teeth.
It’s just as important to keep up with your regular dental appointments. You will undergo a routine cleaning and exam, and we can also check for any problems that you may not be aware of. Catching dental problems at the earliest stages makes them easier and less costly to treat. Yet, even if the damage has already been done and tooth loss is inevitable, we provide options that will restore the look and feel of a full set of teeth. Thanks to modern dental technology, we can help you achieve a natural, healthy-looking smile.
If you have questions or concerns about tooth loss in the Brunswick, GA area, please call our office and our team will be happy to schedule you an appointment.