Dallas Restorative Dentist Provides Overview Of 4 Tooth Replacement Options

Written by Dr. Lin on Aug 23, 2016

When a patient loses a tooth (or multiple teeth) he or she is immediately faced with a number of aesthetic and health-related dental issues. That is why our Dallas dentists offer a variety of tooth replacement options to help people rebuild their smiles quickly and effectively.

Keep reading to learn more about four different ways that you can replace missing teeth:

Full-sized dental implant

Dental implants are stand-alone replacement teeth. Every dental implant has a titanium root that extends into the patient’s jawbone, replacing the missing tooth root. This titanium root is capped with a sturdy and attractive restoration, which is customized to look like the patient’s natural teeth.

Mini dental implants

As the name suggests, mini dental implants are smaller than conventional implants. Specifically, the titanium root that extends into the patient’s jawbone is thinner than a regular implant root. Mini implants can be great for patients with diminished bone density, and they are frequently used for…

Implant-stabilized dentures

As you probably already know, dentures are full dental prosthetics that sit on top of the patient’s gum tissue and replace consecutive missing teeth. Thank to dental implant technologies, our dental team can now anchor your denture in your mouth, using mini implant roots. Essentially, we place a few mini implant roots in specific spots along your gum line. Then, we attach the denture to these strategically-placed implant roots.

Traditional dentures

Another option is to use a traditional denture to replace many missing teeth. These dentures are custom-fit to sit on top of the patient’s gum tissue. These personalized dentures can be further stabilized with specially formulated denture adhesive.

With so many tooth replacement options available, there is truly no reason to keep living with a diminished smile. Timely tooth replacement treatment can help you avoid a number of different dental health issues—so reach out to our Dallas dental team if you have questions!