Crown and Bridge
Dental crowns are restorations that cover or cap teeth, restoring them to their natural size, shape, and color. A crown not only helps with appearance, but can strengthen a tooth as well. A fixed (non-removable) bridge is designed to replace teeth that have been lost.
Missing teeth may need to be replaced for appearance, or to prevent or correct bite and gum problems related to shifting or stressed teeth. Dental crowns and bridges are made of porcelain, and may or may not have an inner layer of metal, while some are made of metal alone.
1. Partial Dentures
Partial dentures have been used to replace groups of teeth or a few teeth scattered across the lower or upper jaw. There are a variety of removable partial dentures available depends on the case and each one comes with its own set of benefits and disadvantages. All partial dentures attach to remaining teeth and have a gum-colored portion meant to blend into the existing gum, with prosthetic teeth to replace the missing teeth.
2. Full Dentures
Full dentures are similar to partial dentures in that they are prosthetic teeth and gums used to replace missing teeth. The main difference between full and partial dentures is that full dentures are a total replacement system for either upper or lower teeth and, in some cases, both.
Dental implants are surgical component of the replacement tooth roots. Implants provide a strong foundation for fixed (permanent) or removable replacement teeth that are made to match your natural teeth.