Replace Missing Teeth – Wylie, TX
Replace Your Tooth and Save Your Smile!
Many people believe that missing just one tooth is not enough reason for concern. But the moment you lose a tooth is the same moment that your risk for future tooth loss goes up. Nearly 180 million Americans are missing at least one tooth, with about 40 million missing all of their teeth. Instead of allowing your oral health to decline, you can get high-quality, natural-looking bridges, dentures or dental implants from Dr. Morton! Call our dental office to find out which solution is best for you!
Why Choose Wylie Family Dentistry for Tooth Replacement?
- Nitrous Oxide Available for Nervous or Anxious Patients
- Compassionate, Helpful and Flexible Dentist and Team
- In-House Dental Plan Available for Easier Payment
Dental bridges have been the standard for tooth replacement for quite some time. The bridge consists of three to four dental crowns fused together, with the crowns on either end hollowed out for effective placement. The crowns in between these hollowed-out crowns are known as pontics and effectively bridge the gap in your smile. As a result, some tooth enamel will need to be modified to keep the bridge properly anchored. With proper care, it can last many years without issue.
For those who have multiple missing teeth on both sides of their arch or missing all of their teeth can benefit from affordable full and partial dentures. These oral appliances use a gum-colored, acrylic base and porcelain restorations to naturally and fully restore missing teeth. Full dentures use the natural shape of the mouth and suction to stay in place, while partial dentures are held via metal clasps that hook around existing teeth.
In recent years, dental implants have been becoming extremely popular, especially for those who are tired of replacing and repairing dental bridges and dentures on a routine basis. Unlike these traditional tooth replacement methods, dental implants replace the entire tooth structure, including the root and the crown. Therefore, their use makes eating, smiling and speaking all feel natural. With proper care, they can easily last a lifetime, just make sure to commit to daily oral care and visit Dr. Morton regularly!