Tuscaloosa Family Dental in Tuscaloosa, AL, provides patients with several tooth-replacement options. Led by Dr. Kimberly Parker, we realize the difficulty that people experience when they suffer from tooth loss. Fortunately, we replace missing teeth in order to not only improve your smile, but also preserve the oral structure and promote the functionality of your teeth and jawbone.
What tooth-replacement options does your dentist offer?
- Crowns: A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that fits over damaged or unattractive teeth. Crowns restore the shape, size, strength, and appearance of natural teeth by fully encasing their structure. Crowns lie above the gum line and because they are custom made, they blend in with the rest of your teeth.
- Bridges: Dental bridges literally bridge dental gaps caused by missing teeth. A bridge consists of two or more crowns on either side of the gap to anchor a replacement tooth in place. Bridges restore your smile, increase your abilities to properly chew, bite, and speak, and prevent teeth from moving out of position.
- Dental Implants: This is an artificial tooth root that replaces missing teeth using a screw. The dental implants fuse to natural bone, restrengthening the jaw. A connector, known as an abutment, holds and supports a crown matching your teeth. Modern dental implants have a 90% success rate and can last a lifetime if properly taken care of.
- Removable Dentures: These are partial dentures that consist of a pink or gum-colored plastic bases attached to fake teeth. The denture may be made out of a metal framework and clasps that connect to natural teeth. Your Tuscaloosa dentist sometimes shapes natural teeth so the dentures fit comfortably over them.
Would you like to speak to your dentist about a consultation?
Dr. Kimberly Parker of Tuscaloosa, AL, has several options to help patients deal with missing teeth. Dial (205) 722-7550 today to set up an appointment with Tuscaloosa Family Dental.