Replace Missing Teeth – Keller, TX
The Best Solutions for Gaps in Your Grin
Even simple tasks like speaking, chewing, and smiling become far more difficult once you’ve lost even one tooth. You might tell yourself that you can live with the empty space, but this can be a serious mistake; your remaining teeth could drift towards the gap and throw your bite out of alignment, causing all kinds of complications. Instead of ignoring the gap, fill it in with a customized restoration from Dr. Walia! Get in touch with us today to start exploring options to replace missing teeth in Keller, TX if you are either already living with extra space in your smile or have an extraction scheduled in the near future.
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One traditional method of replacing teeth is to “bridge” the gap using a pair of crowns and a number of false teeth called “pontics”. A dental bridge works by using your natural teeth as support while the pontics fill in the actual gap. This completely fills in the empty space left by your lost tooth, thus preventing dental drift. You’ll also be able to chew properly again, and the forces of your bite will once again be distributed properly. That essentially means your teeth will be protected from the excessive wear and tear of having too much pressure applied in one area.
When you lose an entire arch of teeth, your diet options will be severely limited, and you’ll struggle to speak clearly. To replace all of these teeth at once, you can get dentures. The base will be made out of an acrylic gum-colored material so that it blends right in with your actual gums; it will also be carefully lined so that it can stay in place in your mouth via natural suction (although adhesive is sometimes an option if you want to give your new teeth additional stability).
When a tooth is lost, so are the roots that anchored it in place. Traditional tooth replacements can’t do anything to address the absence of these roots, and the underlying jawbone will start to break down as a result. Dental implants, however, help you maintain the strength and shape of your jaw by acting as artificial roots. They also allow you to enjoy a newly completed smile that looks and feels as natural as possible.