Lifelike Dental Prosthetics to Replace Lost Teeth
One of the overall goals of good oral hygiene and professional dental treatment is to prevent tooth loss. While this is possible, missing teeth still remain a significant problem for many adults making tooth replacement a vital part of many patients’ dental care. Depending on the extent of your tooth loss, Dr. Khan can provide a custom-designed dental prosthetic to rebuild your lost teeth, restore your full bite function, and help you regain your confidence with a complete, healthy, beautiful smile. Each permanent prosthetic is crafted from realistic dental porcelain, zirconia, and or high noble alloys to provide both cosmetic and functional results.
Dental bridges can permanently replace a single tooth or multiple lost teeth. The bridge itself is comprised of an appropriate number of teeth replacements, called pontics, designed according to your dental ridge’s measurements and specifications. The bridge is supported by dental crowns that are cemented to the remaining teeth on either side of the gap, referred to as abutment teeth.
Partial and Complete Dentures
For patients who have lost several teeth that are not next to each other, or who have lost more than just three teeth, Dr. Khan can suggest a partial or complete denture.
A partial denture serves as a removable tooth replacement option. They can be made of either acrylic, cast metal, or a high tech flexible fiber glass base designed to hold life-like acrylic teeth. Small clasps are attached to remaining teeth for support. A complete denture consists of an entire row of replacement teeth on a comfortable, gum-colored base, and works best for patients who’ve lost all or nearly all of their teeth.
A complete denture is a removable prosthetic device to replace all the missing teeth in a dental arch. Impressions of the arch are used to generate a custom-made, life-like acrylic denture to replace the missing teeth.
When it comes to replacing lost teeth, dental implants provide the most comprehensive and lifelike solution. Implants are comprised of three parts: a surgically-inserted implant post, a connective abutment that extends above the gum line, and an appropriate dental prosthetic. The implant post replaces the tooth root, and in addition to the unmatched support it provides, the implant also stimulates your jawbone to preserve its strength and integrity.
An implant that has successfully integrated with the bone can be loaded with a prosthetic. The prosthetic replacement can either be a single crown or a whole denture. In the case of patients’ with a completely edentulous dental arch, several strategically placed implants can snap into a custom made over-denture with pick-up attachments built into them. This gives the denture much added stability and retention as compared to a non-implant supported denture.