Are you currently suffering from tooth loss? Our dental office offers several choices for you to replace missing teeth in Houston, TX, and Dr. Gray will be happy to sit down with you and discuss each one, in-depth so that you can be sure to pick the option that best fits your unique needs. Dental implants are usually our recommended treatment, as they offer truly unparalleled beauty, strength, and longevity for your smile. Dental bridges in Houston and dentures (both full and partial) are also available for patients who prefer their reliability and affordability. We won’t rest until you are satisfied with your newly complete smile!
Like all other dental problems, missing teeth only tend to cause more headaches as time goes on. The area of the jawbone that used to support the absent tooth will begin to shrink, which can cause the nearby teeth to drift into the gap and throw off the alignment of the bite. This can cause the teeth to wear down more quickly and even lead to jaw pain. Rather than waiting for these problems to pop up, which is inevitable, it’s best for a patient to replace any missing teeth as soon as they can to preserve their oral health.
If you are missing one or more consecutive teeth in a row, and you prefer to avoid the surgical procedure that is required with dental implants, a traditional dental bridge might be the solution for you. Using your natural teeth as anchors, we will fuse multiple dental crowns together to fit snugly over your natural teeth while the remaining crowns will sit on top of the gum line to restore the absent teeth.
This safe and reliable solution has been around for hundreds of years, and fortunately, with advancements in dentistry and technology, dentures have come a long way and are now sleeker and more comfortable to wear. Whether you’re missing all or some of your natural teeth, a denture might just be the solution for you.
If you want a superior restorative solution that offers unmatched stability, functionality, longevity, and increased confidence, look no further than dental implants. Made of titanium posts that mimic your natural tooth roots, custom-made restorations can be placed on top to blend in seamlessly with the rest of your smile.