If you ever find yourself suffering from an oral accident or injury that has left you with missing teeth, fortunately, there are prosthetics in dentistry that can blend in well with your natural teeth and give you a complete smile once more. The three most common forms are dentures, dental implants, and dental bridges.
If you are in need of a natural tooth replacement that can be removable and greatly mimic the look of your teeth, dentures are your best option. Dentures come in two forms, including as a replacement for a few teeth known as partial dentures, or for replacing entire rows of teeth, known as complete dentures. Both forms are easily removable and can be easily stored and cleaned every night.
If you are looking for a tooth replacement that is both permanent and extremely durable, dental implants and dental bridges are two options. Dental bridges are easily installed by placing them directly into the gap between teeth and attaching them to nearby and neighboring teeth. Dental bridges can be crafted and modified for your exact dental profile. In addition, dental implants are highly effective treatments that can be attached directly to your jawbone. Dental implants are designed to help strengthen your jawbone once more and provide a terrific hold that can last a lifetime. However, if your jawbone is not strong enough to hold dental implants, and alternative treatment or a bone grafting therapy will be needed.
Tooth replacement treatments may be the dentistry services you need. For an oral checkup at Turlock Dental Care at our dentist office in Turlock, California, please schedule an appointment with Dr. Robert A. McCulla and our team by calling our office at 209-667-7889.