Are you tired of putting up with the everyday inconveniences of multiple missing teeth? You may shrink back in social situations and find it difficult to enjoy all of your favorite foods. You’re also at a heightened risk of further oral health problems, including additional tooth loss and painful bite misalignment. Fortunately, you aren’t doomed to put up with your missing teeth forever. Dr. Tindal offers a number of treatments that provide multiple tooth replacement in Sarasota.
When you visit Dr. Tindal for your consultation, he’ll carefully evaluate your oral health and talk to you about your goals and expectations for treatment. Based on what he learns, he’ll recommend the type of tooth replacement that he believes is best for your unique circumstances. Regardless of which type of prosthetic you receive, you can look forward to once again owning a complete, fully functional smile.
A fixed bridge, sometimes called crown and bridgework, includes two dental crowns that Dr. Tindal places over the abutment teeth (the teeth next to the empty space). The crowns serve to support between one and three pontics (artificial teeth) that “bridge” the gap. A fixed bridge can restore full dental function and prevent the remaining teeth from drifting out of place. When it’s made out of high-quality dental porcelain, a fixed bridge can even look quite natural.
An implant-supported bridge works on the same idea as a traditional fixed bridge. However, instead of relying on the remaining natural teeth for support, an implant-supported bridge is anchored in the jaw via small titanium posts that act as substitutes for the roots of the missing teeth. The implants are placed in a minimally invasive surgery, after which they bond with the bone around them. An implant-supported bridge offers superior stability, strength, and longevity over its traditional counterpart.
A partial denture replaces multiple teeth at various places throughout an arch. A traditional partial denture relies on small metal clips to stay secure in the mouth. An implant-supported partial denture, on the other hand, is much sturdier because it is attached to dental implants. It offers outstanding longevity and remarkable aesthetics.
We often encourage our patients to choose implant-supported tooth replacement because of the many benefits dental implants offer. Dr. Tindal will help you determine which implant-supported solution is best for you. If your missing teeth are all adjacent to one another, an implant-supported bridge is likely the right choice. If your tooth loss has occurred at various places throughout your mouth, an implant-supported partial denture may be the better option.
We’ll provide you with an estimate for the cost of your treatment when you visit us for your consultation. The price of your procedure will depend on how many teeth you need to have replaced, the materials used for your restoration, and whether you choose traditional or implant-supported tooth replacement. Dental implants come with a significant cost, but they are well worth the price. The security, longevity, stunning aesthetics, and other benefits they offer make them a smart investment in your confidence and oral health.
Are you ready to rebuild your smile? Contact our office today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Tindal.