Tooth Replacement Options

Posted on: June 2, 2016


At Advanced Periodontics & Implant Dentistry, we provide patients with multiple tooth replacement options. Whether you have lost one or several teeth, we can replace them using our modern solutions and innovative methods. We are confident that regardless of what option you select, you will be pleased with the natural appearance and high functionality of your prosthetic. Still, this is a highly personal decision, so it is important for you to understand the differences between each option and what you can expect from the procedures. With this in mind, you can learn more about our solutions below. Otherwise, call (432) 538-3318 and schedule a consultation with our 79761 dental office.

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Dental implants. As a provider of implant dentistry in Odessa, we highly recommend dental implants as a way for our Texas patients to replace their teeth. This is because dental implants allow for the root to be replaced in addition to the tooth. In this procedure, we insert a titanium post under the gums and secure it to the jawbone. Since the body responds to titanium just like it would natural matter, your body will begin to deposit bone around the implant until the process of osseointegration is complete. This is essentially the fusing of bone and metal. In this way, implant dentistry can give you a prosthetic that most closely mirrors what you had with your natural tooth or teeth.

All-On-Four. If you are missing all upper or lower teeth, implant-supported dentures are a wise solution. The All-On-Four procedure can give you the durability and security of dental implants without the need to individually replace each root.

Partial dentures. Unlike implant-supported dentures, traditional partial dentures are removable and come out on a nightly basis. Partial dentures are secured with metal wires and hooks or a combination of wires and a gum-like base. This is a convenient solution that is still used by our 79761 patients. Out of all our options, however, it provides the least security.

Fixed bridge. Anyone missing all upper or lower teeth should consider replacing them with the All-On-Four procedure. However, if you are only missing a couple of teeth, a fixed bridge may be a good solution. A fixed bridge is a non-surgical option that uses your surrounding teeth to hold a gum-colored base and new teeth in place. It is durable and natural-looking.

Learn More About Our Tooth Replacement Options From Advanced Periodontics & Implant Dentistry

To discuss the benefits of each of these solutions or to learn which one could be right for you, call our Odessa, TX office at (432) 538-3318 and schedule an examination. We would be happy to determine which option will suit your particular needs while answering questions about dental implants, partial dentures, fixed bridges, implant-supported dentures, the All-On-Four procedure, or implant dentistry in general.

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