Fixed Tooth Replacement in Metairie
Removable tooth replacement options have a high rate of dissatisfaction. If you need a single tooth replacement, there are two effective, permanent options available to you:
a fixed partial denture
a single dental implant
For patients who have lost multiple teeth and seek a fixed solution, the dentists at Metairie Dental Centre offers fixed partial dentures and dental implants to replace missing teeth.
Fixed Partial Denture for Single Tooth Replacement in Metairie
A fixed partial denture, also called a three-unit bridge, is a common tooth replacement method. A three-unit bridge consists of three crowns wherein the middle crown is suspended across the space of the missing tooth. The two adjacent crowns are fitted to your natural teeth, which serve as anchors. This tooth replacement method is effective and permanent but does require the alteration of your natural teeth to accommodate the crowns.
Implant Dentistry for Single Tooth Replacement in Metairie
A single dental implant may be used for optimal tooth replacement. The titanium post acts as your tooth root, creating a strong foundation for the abutment and dental crown, which appears to rise up from the gum line as a natural tooth would. This tooth replacement method is the most similar to your own teeth and more beneficial to your overall oral health.
Fixed Partial Denture to Replace Missing Teeth in Metairie
This method for replacing missing teeth uses a dental bridge, similar to its single tooth replacement counterpart. However, instead of securing the anchor crowns using your natural teeth, dental implants are strategically placed for this purpose. This allows you to have a secure, permanent solution without removing enamel from your healthy teeth.
Individual Dental Implants to Replace Missing Teeth in Metairie
Just as a dental implant can be used for a single tooth replacement, they may be used when many or all teeth need restoration. To replace missing teeth in this manner, the dentists at Metairie Dental Centre would implant a titanium post, abutment, and crown at the site of each missing tooth.
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Dental implants can also be used to secure full sets of dentures for those patients who wish to replace missing teeth but have hopeless teeth that cannot be saved.