Missing Teeth – Plano, TX
When There’s a Gap in Your Smile
Your permanent teeth are supposed to last a lifetime, but unfortunately, tooth loss is more common than you might want to think; statistics show that about 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth. Luckily, even if there is space in your grin, Dr. Hardin can fill it with a lifelike dental restoration. Instead of forcing yourself to live with an incomplete set of teeth, call our dental office today to see your options for replacing missing teeth in Plano, TX.
Why Choose Westpark Village Dental Care for Replacing Missing Teeth?
- In-House Dental Implant Placement
- High-Quality, Long-Lasting Materials
- Team That Makes You Feel Like Family
A dental bridge is comprised of two crowns and at least one artificial tooth called a pontic. The crowns will be attached to two of your natural teeth to anchor your dental bridge in place, filling in the gap. We may recommend a dental bridge if you’ve lost a single tooth or multiple consecutive teeth. Keep in mind that to place a dental bridge, we will have to remove a small amount of enamel from the teeth that will support it.
Dentures give you an efficient way to replace multiple teeth simultaneously. The base of the denture is designed to blend in with the gum tissue, and the artificial teeth it supports are made to look as natural as possible. When most or all of your teeth are missing, we may recommend full dentures to replace the entire arch. However, if you still have plenty of teeth worth saving, you can fill the gaps between them with a personalized denture.
Thanks to the unique advantages they offer, dental implants have become a highly recommended tooth replacement solution over the last couple of decades. Implant posts can be inserted into your jawbone to act as new tooth roots. This helps your new smile look and feel as natural as possible, and it provides the stimulation needed to prevent deterioration of the jaw. Patients who are interested in having dental implants placed can call our dental office to learn more about this procedure.