We Offer Options That Work for You
At Essenmacher Family Dental we have several different options to replace missing teeth. Often the most desired option is a dental implant. An oral surgeon or periodontist places the post of the implant below the gum line. After healing has occurred and the implant has stabilized in the bone, Dr. Essenmacher will take an impression (mold), and a local, highly skilled dental lab technician will custom create a tooth that fits perfectly in the missing tooth’s place.
Another option to replace a missing tooth is a bridge. A bridge can be used if the missing tooth is in between two existing teeth. The existing teeth would have crowns placed on them and they would be attached to the replacement tooth in the middle. Both implants and bridges are cemented into place, so they do not come in and out and are very natural-looking replacements for missing teeth.
Partial and Complete Dentures
A partial denture can also be used, and is a reasonable option especially when multiple teeth are missing on one arch. A partial denture is a removable appliance that can have a metal or acrylic base. Acrylic teeth are then placed on the base to replace missing teeth. It is held in by clasps that surround the remaining teeth.
If all the teeth are missing, a traditional denture can be used, or we can fabricate a prosthesis that is supported by implants for better retention.
Dr. Essenmacher would be happy to sit down with you and discuss all your options, so we can find the solution that best meets your needs.