If you are missing one or more teeth in sequence, or anticipate that you will need to have teeth extracted due to advanced damage or decay, there are several restorative dentistry options available to you. Dentists almost always recommend dental implants, but sometimes they are impractical due to financial constraints or medical issues. In those situations, dental bridges are the next best choice.
A dental bridge is essentially what it sounds like: a prosthetic tooth, or teeth, anchored to “abutments” (in other words, healthy teeth on either side of the gap). A dental bridge is a permanent structure, made from dental porcelain, and it is permanently affixed in your mouth. To care for a dental bridge, you will have to clean and floss as usual, and make sure to have regular dental checkups to protect the health of your gums and the adjacent teeth. You can expect a dental bridge to last you a very long time, assuming that you take good care of it.
For patients who dislike having a permanent restorative dentistry treatment like implants or bridgework installed in their mouths, dentures can be a good solution. At Platte Valley Dental Care, we can provide you with full or partial dentures and immediate dentures. If permanent fixtures are desired, we also offer implant supported dentures.
There once was a time when having a dental crown made and installed could take weeks. Today, though, your dentist can give you your crowns in a single visit thanks to E4D technology. Impressions are done by means of computer imaging, and your crowns are made onsite – no more biting into goop, no more temporary crowns, and best of all, no waiting.
At Platte Valley Dental Care, we do not actually do implant surgery. Instead, we refer you to a trusted specialist who will install your implants. Then, you will come back to us for the restoration part of the treatment, in which we created and install the crowns that are supported by the dental implants.
If you need a filling, a dental bridge, or any other restorative dentistry treatment, call us at Platte Valley Dental Care in Platte City, MO. Our phone number is 816-858-2027, and we look forward to helping you decide which restorative dentistry treatment is best for you.