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Dentures & Bridges

Missing teeth can cause more problems than you might think. Your mouth is designed to function as a working system so if one tooth is lost, remaining teeth must compensate. They could shift out of position causing misalignment of the bite, which may lead to joint pain and teeth grinding, as well as other cosmetic concerns. It has been proven that if a tooth is not replaced, more teeth are likely to be lost. Overall, this could affect oral function and appearance.

 

Dr. Edeen offers many options for tooth replacement. He will recommend the best option for your case.

  • Bridgework – A crown-and-bridge system replaces one tooth or a few teeth in a row. A bridge is a solid piece made of crowns which replace your missing teeth by being cemented onto your adjacent healthy teeth.
  • Partial Dentures – A removable partial denture replaces multiple missing teeth in either the upper or lower arch. The reason this type of prosthesis is referred to as a removable partial denture is because the patient can remove and re-insert it when required without professional help.
  • Full Dentures – Dentures replace all teeth on the upper or lower arch. They are secured by natural suction or denture adhesive. For the most functional denture, Dr. Edeen recommends implant retention. Dental Implants are small posts placed into the bone so the denture can be fitted with snaps to attach to the implant posts.