Replacement Teeth that Suit Your Needs
Tooth loss is a serious issue for plenty of reasons, not just the appearance of your smile. Without a full set of teeth, biting and chewing can become difficult and painful, and your speech can become less clear. Replacing lost teeth with a dental bridge or denture can restore your bite’s function and the confidence of a full, beautiful smile.
A bridge is a fixed appliance that consists of one or two replacement teeth joined together, and dental crowns on either side. The crowns are affixed to the healthy teeth that border the gap in your smile, holding the bridge and replacement teeth in line. Bridges are most often recommended for patients with a single missing tooth, or more than one tooth if they’re adjacent.
A partial denture consists of several replacement teeth situated on a comfortable base that spans your dental ridge. The replacement teeth fit around and between the teeth that remain, and may be supported by small discreet clasps. Partial dentures are required when you’ve lost several teeth that are not adjacent to each other.
As the name suggests, a complete denture consists of an entire row of lifelike replacement teeth on a comfortable, gum-colored base. The base is custom-designed to conform to the shape of your dental ridge for a comfortable, sturdy, and lifelike feel. Dr. Hansen may suggest supporting your denture on a series of dental implants, which are prosthetic root posts that are surgically inserted into the jawbone.
Call Central Park Dentistry in Charles City, IA Today!
At Central Park Dentistry, we offer a variety of dental treatments that are customized for each member of your family, including in-house root canal treatment, tooth extractions, dental implant placement, and same-day emergency dental visits, when necessary. To schedule a consultation or dental appointment with Dr. Hansen, call our dental office in Charles City, IA today at (641) 228-1115. We also proudly welcome patients from Osage, New Hampton, Greene, Nashua, Nora Springs, Riceville, and all surrounding communities.