Complex Dental Treatments

1. Replacing Lost Teeth

If you are missing one or more teeth, you may be all too aware of the importance to your looks and dental health. Your teeth are designed to work together to help you chew, speak, and smile. When teeth are missing, it is difficult to do these things. Even the loss of a back tooth may cause your mouth to shift and your face to look older. Fortunately, missing teeth can be replaced.

The following are three options the prosthodontist may suggest, depending on your needs. Replacement teeth should last for years at a time, so it is important to choose a treatment that’s right for you.

Specialist Dental Treatments | Fixed Bridges
Fixed Bridges

Another tooth replacement option is a fixed bridge. This is a restoration that fills the space where one or more teeth have been lost. A fixed bridge is bonded or cemented into place — only a dentist can remove it.

Specialist Dental Treatments | Implants
Implants

Many patients choose implants to replace a single tooth, several teeth, or to support a full set of dentures. Implants are posts that are surgically placed in the upper or lower jaw, where they function as a sturdy anchor for replacement teeth.

Specialist Dental Treatments | Removable Dentures
Removable Dentures

As its name describes, a removable denture can easily be taken out of the mouth for cleaning. Partial dentures usually have replacement teeth fixed to a plastic base that matches the colour of your gums.

Advanced Prosthodontic Care 

Did you know that some dentists perform reconstructive dental work after just a weekend course on a procedure? That may be okay, but you should know prosthodontists receive an extra three years of intense, formal training beyond regular dental school. 

If you are seeking cosmetic or reconstructive dental work, you should do research before making a decision in order to ensure proper care. As ADA recognized specialists, prosthodontists are qualified to offer care in state-of-the-art procedures and techniques, such as:

  • Dental implants
  • Cosmetic dentistry 
  • Complex care management involving multiple specialists 
  • Complete and removable partial dentures 
  • Replacing lost teeth 
  • Special needs of geriatric patients 
  • Children born with cleft palate or missing teeth 
  • Temporomandibular joint syndrome/disorder 
  • Traumatic injuries 
  • Snoring and sleep disorders 
  • Maxillofacial prosthetic procedures such as oral cancer reconstruction and continuing care 

Rigorous training and experience provide prosthodontists with a special understanding of the dynamics of a smile, the preservation of a healthy mouth, and the creation of tooth replacement.

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