When a Tooth Goes Missing

Dentures for Missing Teeth

Harrison Ford took a nasty fall and lost two of his teeth. Thanks to modern dentistry, he went on to become a major Hollywood star. For as long as we humans have been losing teeth, we’ve been filling the gaps. Early dentures were made from ivory, bone, silver, gold, agate, mother-of-pearl and teeth removed from cadavers. These were held in place with steel springs and silk thread. Only the wealthiest could afford them, and they didn’t hold up well. Worse, they often hurt. People would remove them before eating.

Just over 200 years ago, the age of modern dentures began…with porcelain teeth. The first was held in place by a steel pin. When vulcanized rubber came along, it was used to hold the new durable dentures in place comfortably and inexpensively. Today we have light-weight acrylic resins, and replacements are often created from a combination of metal, porcelain, resin, ceramic and plastic. Depending on the extent of the loss and the health of the remaining teeth, your replacement options might include…

Missing Teeth?—Customized dentures might be for you!

If you’re a denture wearer who’s grown impatient and uncomfortable with their fit and feel (or are considering dental implants) then it’s likely you’ll appreciate our innovative method of denture construction. This new approach to tooth replacement is especially effective with patients who have worn dentures and are now experiencing painful, receding gums. It begins with a special treatment denture, featuring a soft-liner between denture and gums, which gently molds to the shape of your mouth and helps restore gum tissue to health. And it can be changed as needed to further customize fit and function.

You’ll find this service valuable if you’re considering implants. When implants anchor replacement teeth, it’s vitally important that tooth position and the correct bite are determined before implants are placed.

If you seek the very best in personalized denture treatment, please call our office to arrange a consultation.

You Might Also Enjoy...

Why Adults and Teens Love Invisalign®

If you're considering Invisalign treatment, you probably already know it's really popular. What you want to know is why. Here are five major benefits of Invisalign treatment, as well as a couple of special benefits just for teens.

How to Get and Maintain Your Whitest Smile

Keeping your smile its whitest isn’t difficult, but it takes some self-discipline to maintain an effective oral care routine. Your best smile comes from a combination of dentist visits and personal care at home.

The Anatomy of Dental Implants

When a person is missing a tooth or multiple teeth, this creates many issues that impact the look of a smile and the overall dental health.