When dental patients ask about tooth restoration, The Reno Dentist generally tells them about dental implants and bridges.
A dental bridge is an artificial tooth used to replace a missing tooth. The false tooth—called a pontic—is fused to porcelain crowns on each side of the missing tooth.
Dental Implants Replace the Root and Crown
Dental implants are also popular and can often be a preferable choice. A dental implant incorporates a titanium post surgically inserted into the jaw bone to replace the root of the missing tooth. The post fuses with the bone to provide a strong and stable foundation for the replacement tooth.
After it has bonded with the bone (it usually takes three to six months), a smaller post is attached. This post extends above the gum line. The artificial tooth (crown) is then attached. The entire process takes several months, but consistently yields incredible results.
Preserving Facial Contour
Both of these options maintain or restore facial contour and allow you to talk and eat normally. Tooth replacements prevent adjoining teeth from gradually shifting and can help correct bite problems, as well.
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