Rebuild Your Smile with a Dental Prosthetic
Sometimes, smile restoration may include having to replace one or more teeth that have been lost or extracted. If the loss has made you feel self-conscious about smiling, then the right dental prosthetic can help restore your confidence as well as rebuild your bite function. Whether you are missing one, several, or all of your teeth on one or both of your dental ridges, Dr. Roberts can craft a custom dental bridge or denture to help you enjoy smiling again.
Dental Bridges and Dentures
Replacement teeth are designed according to need, so the first step is to carefully examine and assess your dental health. Depending on your exact needs, Dr. Roberts may recommend:
Dental bridges – A dental bridge is comprised of replacement teeth, technically known as pontics, that are supported by dental crowns on either side. The crowns are bonded to the natural teeth that remain next to the empty space, referred to as abutment teeth. Each pontic is carefully crafted to mimic the tooth/teeth you’ve lost, creating a realistic appearance that duplicates your healthy, natural smile.
Dentures – Partial and complete dentures address more complex cases of tooth loss, such as several lost teeth that are not adjacent, or the loss of all of your teeth on your upper or lower dental ridge. Dentures consist of a comfortable, gum-colored plastic base and an appropriate number of pontics. Partial dentures contain replacement teeth where needed, making space for the natural teeth that remain, while complete dentures are comprised of an entire row of replacement teeth.
Do You Need a Bridge or Denture?
To bounce back from tooth loss, your smile may benefit most from a dental bridge or denture. To learn more, call our dental office in Baxter, MN, today at (218) 454-0523. Our office proudly serves the residents of Baxter, as well as Brainerd, Little Falls, Staples, Crosby-Ironton-Deerwood, and all surrounding communities.