Losing one tooth can negatively impact your oral health and function, leading to diminished self-confidence and increased risk for dental damage and oral health concerns. If you’ve lost two or more consecutive and/or nonconsecutive teeth, the Lovell Dental team is here to help. Our dedicated dentist, Lance Anderson, DMD, and his team of skilled dentistry professionals are proud to offer a range of tooth replacement options to address your unique oral healthcare needs and goals and fully restore your smile. To get your tooth replacement plan started, call our dental office in Lovell to schedule a consultation with our team today. We’ll review all of your treatment options and help you find the best solution for your smile.
To replace two or more consecutive or nonconsecutive teeth, we offer a number of restoration options, including traditional and implant supported fixed bridges and partial dentures.
A fixed bridge is a tooth replacement prosthetic that is composed of replacement teeth fused to dental crowns on both sides of the replacement teeth. The dental crowns are affixed to healthy teeth on both sides of the lost tooth, bridging your smile’s gap which is why these restorations are called bridges.
Partial dentures are composed of a gum-colored base material that’s used to support numerous replacement teeth, filling the gaps in your smile. The partials are anchored to surrounding teeth with clasps to provide support for the prosthetic.
For improved stability, longevity, and natural appearance and function, an implant supported fixed bridge or partial denture may be recommended. Like a traditional fixed bridge, the implant supported variety is composed of a row of replacement teeth that bridge a gap left by lost teeth. Rather than affixing to healthy surrounding teeth, these restorations are designed to fit over the top of two implant posts, one at each end. Implant supported fixed bridges will look much like their removable counterparts, but they’re designed to be permanently affixed to between two and four dental implant posts.
If you choose to move forward with an implant supported tooth replacement plan, you should prepare yourself for a complex, multi-step treatment process. Every case is different, but most patients’ tooth replacement plans will include some combination of the following treatments:
Dr. Anderson and the Lovell Dental team will be the first to tell you that there’s no such thing as one-size-fits-all dentistry. That’s why we take the time to explain all of your treatment options to ensure you receive the best tooth replacement solutions to meet your needs and fit your schedule and budget. Before your move forward with a dental implant tooth replacement plan, we’ll take the time to walk you through all of the pros and cons associated with each. If you’re considering a dental implant supported fixed bridge or partial denture, some of the advantages you should keep in mind include: