A gap in your smile caused by a missing tooth can impact the function and appearance of your smile. Most people will lose one or more teeth in their lifetime, and many will need their entire smile replaced. If you are ready to explore dental restorations to replace your missing tooth or teeth, you have plenty of advanced options available when you come to Engineered Smiles.
When you have one or two missing teeth that are surrounded by existing teeth, dental bridges can fill that gap in your smile. Dental bridges use prosthetic teeth to replace your missing teeth, affixing the prosthetic teeth to the surrounding teeth with bridgework.
Dentures are the oldest method of replacing teeth and they are still one of the most used due to their cost. We offer both partial and complete dentures to replace some or all your missing teeth. Modern dentures are more natural-appearing and comfortable than their predecessors, but still need to be glued in place and removed before bedtime.
Single Dental Implants
The most natural-appearing and functioning tooth restoration is the single dental implant. A titanium post is used to create the new tooth “root,” which is inserted surgically into the jawbone. On top of the implant post is an abutment or screw that attaches to the tooth restoration or dental crown. Dental implants look and function like a natural tooth and offer a permanent tooth restoration.
All-on-4 Dental Implants
An innovative and affordable option in full mouth restorations is the All-on-4 dental implant system. This procedure uses four implants for each arch to secure a hybrid denture in place. Patients have the functional and aesthetic benefits of dental implants, but the cost is more affordable, due to only four implants required to secure the upper or lower set of teeth.
If you only need one tooth replaced, a dental implant or bridge will likely be your best option. For full mouth restorations, you can choose a full set of dentures or dental implants, as well as the All-on-4 system. To learn more about our restorative dentistry options at Engineered Smiles, call our office in Marietta, GA to schedule an appointment.