Have you just had a tooth extracted? Or has a sudden accident left you with several gaps in your smile? Teeth can be lost for any number of reasons, but regardless of the cause, the health and function of your mouth will suffer over time – unless, of course, Dr. Volker quickly provides a replacement for you! If at any point you find yourself dealing with tooth loss, call Dent-Care Dental to ask about the beautiful prosthetics we make at our very own dental lab for replacing missing teeth in Sunnyside, NY.
We create dental bridges by suspending natural-looking prosthetic teeth called pontics between two carefully designed dental crowns. After that, we make a few minor changes to the teeth on either side of the gap in your grin before placing the crowns over them. In this way, a bridge can replace one or more teeth in a row. By filling in the space, you can protect your remaining teeth from dental drift and from the additional wear and tear that comes from an unbalanced bite.
Whether you need to replace multiple teeth in different areas of your mouth or require an entire new arch, dentures can save you from the debilitating effects of empty spaces in your smile. A partial denture can be attached to your other teeth via metal clasps and is customized depending on where the gaps are located. The more well-known full denture, on the other hand, sits directly on the gums and provides an entirely new row of new teeth.
As durable and beautiful as our restorations are on their own, they can be improved further if they’re supported by dental implants. Regular prosthetics don’t replace tooth roots, but titanium implant posts can serve this function quite well, keeping the jawbone healthy and anchoring your new teeth in place. Their superior stability and natural appearance make implants second to none when it comes to rebuilding the smile. Get in touch with us to learn more about the dental implant process.