Extractions are one of the many reasons patients may be missing teeth. After having natural teeth removed, it is important seek a tooth replacement treatment to restore health and beauty to smiles. At 32 Dental, Dr. Lan Vo and Sean Breckley provide several treatments to patients in Marietta, GA and the surrounding areas. Our treatments include bridges, dentures, and dental implants. We can explain each treatment.
We use bridges to replace from one to several teeth that may be missing due to trauma, aging, gum disease, or extractions. A bridge contains crowns that are placed and connected together where teeth are missing. One type of bridge we offer is the fixed bridge. This appliance contains an artificial tooth (pontic) nestled between dental crowns that are placed on adjacent teeth to anchor the bridge. The fixed bridge may be ideal when the teeth adjacent to a gap have old fillings. The bridge can be used to treat tooth loss as well as restore beauty to the smile.
For partial to complete tooth loss, dentures may be the ideal solution. We offer full and partial dentures as well as overdentures. Full dentures are used to replace an entire dental arch. Partial dentures can replace one or more missing teeth. Overdentures are placed on top of dental implants, which can provide the most retention and stability. We can customize dentures to meet the needs of patients, ensuring the right tooth color and a precise fit.
In addition to ensuring the stability of dentures, dental implants can be paired with crowns to restore the smile. During oral surgery, we gently place small titanium posts into the jawbone. The bone will fuse to the implants during a process called osseointegration. After the jawbone has healed, we can place porcelain crowns on top of the implants. Porcelain is a strong, durable, and natural looking material.
Do you want to know if any of these treatments are right for you? We would love to talk with you during a consultation. At your appointment, we will examine your mouth, teeth, and gums and review your medical history. If you are a candidate for any of these treatments, a plan will be tailored to meet your needs. Schedule your appointment today by calling (770) 423-1132.