One or more missing teeth can present daily challenges that most of us take for granted, such as chewing and enjoying food with ease. When you can't chew your food properly, missing teeth may impact your nutrition.
Missing teeth also affect your dental health. Tooth loss eventually leads to bone loss when there is no root for your jawbone to support. Surrounding teeth may also drift into the open space left by missing teeth causing bite misalignment or problems with your jaw joint.
The good news is that there are solutions for tooth replacement that can restore and protect your smile without depleting your budget. Here's what you should know.
Dental Bridges and Dentures in South Calgary
If it's adjacent missing teeth impacting your smile, a dental bridge may be an excellent solution. A bridge fills the gaps in your smile by using prosthetic teeth attached to crowns that anchor to healthy teeth. A bridge is made of ceramic porcelain, so it matches your teeth and blends with your smile; it also restores function so you can chew and eat with ease again.
A full or partial denture is also a great solution for multiple missing teeth. These are removable appliances that can replace a few missing teeth or an entire arch. Dentures restore missing teeth as well as the function and aesthetics of your smile.
Dental Implants for Tooth Replacement in South Calgary
Dental implants are capable of replacing a single missing tooth or multiple lost teeth. They also solve the problem of your missing root by replacing it along with your tooth.
We place the implant into your jawbone, where it fuses and integrates with your bone and acts just like a tooth root. It also provides exceptional support for your new porcelain crown, which replaces your lost tooth.
Dental implants can also replace multiple missing teeth by supporting prosthetics like a denture or bridge. Implants can offer additional support for denture wearers, so they don't have to endure the movement or slippage that often occurs with traditional removable dentures.
Would You Like to Learn More?
If you would like more information about bridges, dentures, or dental implants in South Calgary, we invite you to contact Legacy Dental Care.