Tooth replacement is a highly requested procedure at Mirelez Wellness Dental in Fresno. When patients ask about about it, we tell them about fixed (or traditional) dental bridges and tooth implants.
A dental bridge is an artificial tooth that replaces one that is missing. The false tooth—called a pontic—is fused to porcelain crowns on each side of the extracted tooth.
Dental Implants Replace the Root and Crown
Dental implants are also popular and can often be a preferable choice. A dental implant consists of a titanium post surgically inserted into the jaw bone to replace the root of the missing tooth. The post integrates with the bone to provide a sturdy 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 placed. The entire process takes several months, but consistently yields amazing results.
Preserving Facial Contour
Both of these restoration procedures maintain or restore facial contour and permit 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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