You can find the right replacement for a missing tooth near Antioch

Whatever the cause of tooth loss for the adult, the important step that needs to be taken is a dental consultation for replacement. We need our teeth for many reasons. When missing teeth are not replaced, the smile can be altered in a number of ways. Chewing may be done on one side of the mouth, putting excessive stress on that side. Gaps in the smile are something most would like to avoid for cosmetic reasons. Missing teeth can affect the alignment of the remaining teeth. In the Brentwood, California office of Dr. Jamil Alkhoury, patients can explore their options for tooth replacement and compare dental implants to the alternatives.

Patients who need teeth replaced have several options to consider. Dr. Alkhoury offers choices, understanding that not every person will be adequately served by a single method. At Brentwood Family Dental, we discuss with our patients the advantages and disadvantages of bridgework, partial and full dentures, and dental implants.

Dental bridgework

A bridge is a restoration made from beautiful, durable porcelain. A conventional bridge consists of two dental crowns and one or more artificial teeth. This restoration is designed in the dental office with imaging and impressions and made in a dental lab. The fixed dental bridge is stabilized by two teeth and it can last for a decade or more with good care.

Dentures

Partial or full dentures provide restoration of missing tooth structure through a removable appliance. Historically, patients with no natural teeth have used dentures to restore their smiles. The problem with dentures is that they are held in place with suction. Due to the instability of this design, many patients also use denture adhesive, which helps somewhat but does not provide the degree of stability experienced with natural teeth.

Dental Implants

Today, dental implants are chosen by many patients needing tooth replacement. Implants are tiny cylinders intended for the replacement of missing roots. Through this tooth replacement process, patients attain a degree of stability that allows them to function at an optimal level. Many patients describe their implant restorations as feeling just like natural teeth.

Dr. Alkhoury, as an experienced Brentwood dentist, can help you determine the form of tooth replacement best suited to your needs. Call 925-344-5296 today.
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