Did you know that over 178 million people are missing at least one tooth? Without a full smile, patients may have difficulty eating, or feel self-conscious about smiling. Lack of proper oral hygiene, neglect, and injury can all result in tooth loss. To address the issue of tooth loss, Dr. R. Terry Councill, and Dr Jonathan Glass, combine advanced technology with natural looking restorations to provide esthetically pleasing and strong replacement teeth.
The Benefits of Replacing Lost Teeth
Do you have missing teeth? Are you interested in our quality dental prosthetics? If so, make an appointment with Dr. Councill or Dr. Glass today. We will perform a thorough examination to decide which of our dental prosthetics will best address your tooth loss, and offer optimal tooth replacement. We even offer sedation dentistry to ensure the process of receiving your prosthetic is a calm and relaxing one. The benefits of replacing missing teeth include:
- Prevents an aged appearance
- Allows for easier eating and speaking
- Improves quality of life
Most people are familiar with full dentures, which replace all of the teeth on one or more arch in a patient’s mouth. At Councill Dental Group, we offer traditional removable dentures and dentures supported by dental implants. Featuring realistic teeth on a gum-like base, our customized full dentures are held in place with the help of an adhesive. Recent advances in dentistry allow our office to offer more lifelike and comfortable dentures, ones that require fewer adjustments and improve oral function.
What if you don’t require a full set of dentures but are missing multiple teeth? Then you may benefit from a set of partial dentures. Partials replace multiple missing teeth, even if they aren’t in a row. Partials consist of replacement teeth fabricated using materials that mimic the look of teeth and gums. Metal clasps are connected to the partials, which attach to the natural teeth in your smile. Unlike bridges, partials don’t require the loss of tooth structure to make room for a crown. Instead, the metal clasps anchor the partials into place.
A dental bridge replaces one or more teeth in a row. Bridges are fixed, or non-removable, dental prosthetics. This prosthetic attaches to crowns placed on healthy teeth or to dental implants. The crowns will be placed over the teeth on each side of the gap in your smile, securing your bridge. The bridge will be designed based on impressions taken of your smile, ensuring a comfortable fit, and lifelike restoration.