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Prosthetics Can Appear Natural

Garland, TX, dentist offers prosthetic replacments for missing teeth

If you are an adult with gaps in your smile, you are not alone. Tooth loss affects thousands of patients in the U.S. This may be due to health conditions, accidents, and more, and can vary in the severity. No matter the cause of your tooth loss, it is important to replace your missing pearly whites so that you do not have difficulty with tasks such as chewing or speaking. Mai Dental in Garland, TX, offers different forms of prosthetics that can fill the gaps in your smile.

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Bridges Can Replace Several Teeth In A Row

Do you have up to three missing teeth in the same row? A dental bridge may be able to fill this gap. These can be removable or permanent, depending on your needs. A fixed one will be supported in place by crowns placed on the adjacent teeth. The pontic will fit snuggly in the space, and you will not need to take it out to clean or care for.

A removable bridge is similar to dentures. You will remove it before you go to sleep so that it can be cleaned. Then, in the morning, you can place it with the adhesive. Your dentist can help you choose which option is best for you. Both of these choices will look natural and can help improve your ability to chew and speak.

Removable Dentures Can Give You A Complete Smile

For patients with more severe tooth loss, dentures may be used instead of a bridge. These can be created as a full or partial set. A full set of dentures will replace the entire arch of teeth. Your dentist may need the remaining ones if they are unhealthy or cannot be restored. The partial option will fill the gaps in your smile but will allow you to keep the natural pearly whites you have, so long as they are healthy.

To receive your dentures, you will need to schedule an appointment with your dentist. They will examine your oral cavity and take an impression of your smile so that the prosthetic can be created. Once created, they will check to make sure it fits properly.

Dental Implants Can Last A Lifetime

Dental implants are a form of prosthetic that are held in place with a post. They can be used to replace a single tooth or several. Implants may offer some advantages over dentures or bridges, such as helping to maintain your jaw’s structure. They are composed of the post, an abutment piece, and the crown that appears lifelike. This process will take several appointments, but the results will last for many years and improve the function and appearance of your smile.

Learn More About Your Options Today

If you are interested in replacing a missing tooth, schedule an appointment by calling Mai Dental in Garland, TX, today at (972) 530-0552.

Dr. Mai and her team provide excellent patient care to prevent dental conditions from developing. We monitor your smile with checkups and regular cleanings incorporating advanced technology.
To treat and transform your smile, we can offer fillings and crowns to restore your smile to optimal health, function, and beauty.
We want to help your smile shine with professional teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, and one-visit bonding and contouring procedures.
Our advanced dental technology allows us to provide you with less-intrusive, more precise care.