If you have lost a tooth due to extreme decay or a severe fracture, and without timely restoration, the surrounding teeth will slowly start to alter their positions in response to the void. This can lead to a host of alignment issues and chips on the corresponding teeth in your bite pattern.
Our dentist, Dr. Nicole Furuta is happy to help you understand your options for restoring the structure and presence of the tooth in your mouth.
A bridge is one popular method for restoring an extracted tooth. This is basically one solid piece of dental work that looks like three artificial teeth. The two teeth on the end have hollow cores because they are essentially dental crowns that will anchor the bridge onto the two closest neighboring teeth.
Dental implants are fast becoming the new industry’s standard that is used to restore a missing or extracted tooth. This is essentially a titanium abutment that is directly inserted into the bone tissues of the empty socket. Titanium is known for being biologically safe and it will bond with your living bone tissue to provide a natural anchor for an eventual crown.
If you’re missing a tooth or have recently had one extracted, we invite you to call Lodo Dental at 303-623-5636 to explore your dental restoration options in Denver, Colorado. Our goal is to help you achieve and maintain your healthy smile.