Are you missing one or more teeth? Contact our office for restorative dental care.
It is important to replace missing teeth as soon as possible in order to prevent problems like tooth decay and infection. The remaining natural teeth may shift and overcrowd when there are gaps between teeth. This overcrowding makes it more difficult to clean between the teeth, which can cause plaque buildup.
Patients with missing teeth may also find difficulty in biting or chewing normally. Our missing teeth treatments create a fuller and more balanced bite. Dr. Elizabeth Duling treats missing teeth in her Owens Cross Roads, AL dental office. Discover your restorative dental options below.
Restorative Dental Treatments
These treatment options can improve the health of teeth and gums and improve the natural aesthetics of the smile:
- Dental Implants: Dental implants are a durable and versatile treatment that replaces teeth at the root. We help recommend local specialists for implant surgery and can provide final restorations. During implant surgery, a titanium post is inserted into the missing tooth socket. Over a period of 3 to 6 months, the implant integrates with the jawbone. Finally, the implant is covered with an abutment and dental crown.
- Dental Bridges: Multiple missing teeth may be replaced with a removable or fixed dental bridge. Dental bridges can use adjacent teeth covered with dental crowns as support or dental implants. Dental implants allow bridges to last longer with less maintenance.
- Dentures: Patients with full arches of missing teeth are the best candidates for full or partial dentures. Dentures are typically made of prosthetic teeth that are attached with snaps and adhesive or dental implants. Implant-supported dentures do not require extensive maintenance or messy adhesives.
Call Our Owens Cross Roads Dental Office
Are you looking at options for tooth replacement? Contact Dr. Duling by calling 256.202.4186 or request a consultation with her on our website. Dr. Duling wants all of her patients to feel comfortable discussing their concerns with her, which is why she has created an open and friendly office environment. If you have any questions about your current dental concerns and options for treatment, let Dr. Duling know. She will be happy to help.