In the past, if a tooth went missing, it was a lifelong problem. You either had to deal with a gap in your smile or get an awkward replacement that was bound to break down within a few years. Today, at St. Albans Dental, however, we can help patients recover their teeth, oral health, and confidence all at the same time using high-quality, custom-made restorations. From single teeth to full dentures, we’re ready to help you renew your smile for life, and you can get started by contacting us today to schedule a consultation to discuss your options for replacing missing teeth in St. Albans.
A dental bridge consists of multiple dental crowns all bonded together to replace one to three teeth missing in a row. The crowns on either side of the prosthetic are hollowed out to fit over the teeth near the space, and these provide stability for the replacement teeth in the middle. Not only are our bridges strong and able to stand up to everyday chewing, but they’re designed to be natural-looking as well, ensuring a patient will never have to think twice before smiling.
Dentures in one form or another have been around for thousands of years, but today’s dental prosthetics are much, much more advanced than even the ones worn by your parents and grandparents. Now, our dentures are specially-made for each patient using high-quality ceramic and acrylic materials. The end result is a durable, lifelike prosthetic that fits comfortably and securely in every mouth, no matter how many teeth a person might be missing.
When patients come to see Dr. Aten, Dr. Keliddar, and Dr. Cone wanting to replace their missing teeth, they both usually make the same first suggestion: dental implants. Why? Because they are the only treatment available today that replaces an entire tooth. Most restorations only bring back the part of the tooth you can see, but implants restore the root below the gum line as well using small titanium posts, creating something that is practically indistinguishable from a real tooth in appearance, strength, and function.