Your teeth have several purposes, but their main purpose is to help you eat. This is why your teeth are shaped differently: incisors for cutting, canines for tearing, and molars for crushing. If you’re having a hard time chewing, then your teeth are not doing their job. This is especially true when you are missing teeth. Try eating corn on the cob or ribs without your incisors. If you have a gap in your smile, we have bridges, implants, and dentures to fix the problem and get you back to eating food you love.
Dental Bridges To Fill The Gap
If you need a solution to fit your budget, a dental bridge might be what you are looking for. This is an artificial tooth that is made to look, feel, and work like any of your healthy teeth. We make the artificial tooth individually for you, so it will fill the space as perfectly as possible. The artificial tooth is secured in place by two crowns, one on each of the teeth on either side of the gap. The crowns are made to look natural as well.
Dental Implants For Replacing Teeth
Bridges work well, but they usually have to be reset after so many years. Dental implants last much longer, making them a more popular option for many patients. In this procedure, Dr. Bistritz will surgically implant a titanium root into the jawbone underneath the empty space. Once the site is healed, the root will be fused to the bone just like the natural roots of your other teeth. An artificial tooth is made to your specifications so it will look normal and fit well. This is bonded to the root, giving you back the chewing power of your teeth.
Dentures For Many Missing Teeth
Bridges and implants are great, but if you’re missing several teeth, dentures might be a better option. Traditional removable dentures work well, but if you want something more durable, we can offer implant-retained and implant-supported dentures. These use different types of dental implants and attachments to secure the dentures in place so they won’t accidentally fall out or slide around.
You need to be able to chew without pain or discomfort, and you need to eat the foods you love. At our Aventura, FL office, we use bridges, implants, or dentures to give you back the powerful chewing you need. To schedule a consultation to discuss how we can help, call us at 786-681-1127 today or use our convenient online form.
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