A missing tooth lost by disease or injury can affect a personal confidence and over-all health and well-being. A Twin Falls dentist can restore beauty to your smile with a cosmetic dental bridge made of natural, tooth-colored materials.
A typical dental bridge consists of a filler tooth that is attached to either two surrounding natural teeth or dental crowns. This device or appliance is used to fill the void where a tooth has fallen out or has been removed. If left untreated, these spaces in the mouth from missing teeth can cause other teeth to shift, leading to further oral health concerns including jaw problems and/or periodontal disease.
Dental bridges can preserve the integrity of existing teeth and help maintain a healthy and attractive smile.
A dental bridge fills in the gaps of missing teeth. When one or more teeth are lost or missing, the neighboring teeth can shift, tip or even "super-erupt" into the empty space.
Teeth that have drifted from their normal and healthy position are often more susceptible to decay and gum disease. Further, this movement can lead to changes in a patient's bite that can ultimately put stress on the jaws, muscles, teeth and temporomandibular joints (TMJ). Over time this can affect a patient's ability to chew and may even change the facial appearance depending on the location and number of missing teeth.
There are two ways to replace a missing tooth or teeth: fixed and removable. A bridge is a permanent or fixed replacement, while a denture is a removable replacement.; however, we also offer non-removable dentures.
A bridge consists of replacement teeth (one or more) that are attached to crowns on the adjacent teeth. The replacement teeth are shaped and contoured to blend in with the natural teeth in the mouth.
This procedure takes two or more visits to complete. At the first visit, the adjacent teeth are reduced, an impression is taken and sent to a dental laboratory for fabrication. At the second visit, the bridge is fit and placed permanently in the mouth. Like crowns, bridges can be made from variety of materials for strength and esthetic appearance.
While it should always be discussed with your dentist before treatment, a fixed restoration is generally considered to be the favored solution for tooth replacement.
Overall an implant is a better solution when you have a healthy upper or lower jawbone capable of supporting the implant.
Usualy an implant is recommended instead of a bridge for broken or infected front teeth with healthy surrounding teeth. But you may want to consider a bridge instead if you've had a root canal or crowns on adjacent teeth, or the adjacent teeth are missing.
After a careful examination, we can discuss the best options for you and your oral health.
A crown covers a tooth to restore its normal shape and size. The cap is placed on teeth that have lost a lot of their structure-- dental crowns range from full porcelain to full metal.
We create removable, permanent, and implant-retained false teeth, including partial and full dentures, using modern materials to create affordable dentures.
Dental implants provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. Eat virtually anything plus implants help solve denture problems.
We offer the latest in technology combining implants with dentures that simply lock-in to place perfect for your lower jaw. Fully removeable and say good bye to glues or adhesives.
"I just love First Choice Dental! Doc. Romriell is excellent! His staff is professional but fun too. I am in the middle of my second implant... first one turned out perfect! I'm so glad that we have such amazing implant specialists in Twin Falls."
"After a year of not being able to bite into anything without excruciating pain, Dr. Romriell's expertise and appliances made it possible for me to eat again. I cannot begin to express my appreciation to him and his staff. "
"Thanks to Dr Romriell, I have the best fitting dentures ever due to implants. Eating is a new experience. I can now, for the first time, am confident taking my wife out to dinner and not worrying if my dentures will fail or fall out during meals. And I have a great smile. "
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