Tooth loss is one of the most common problems we see here at Creating Smiles, PC, and no matter how many teeth a patient might be missing, we can help them walk out of our office with a full smile they’ll be eager to show off. Dr. Kapers can provide everything from custom bridges and dentures to state-of-the-art dental implants so patients can reclaim their bite and confidence at the same time. To learn more about your options for repalcing missing teeth in St. John, IN and start getting rid of the gaps, contact us today.
A dental bridge can replace a single tooth or even up to three in a row, and it can help a patient not only recover their appearance but fully restore their oral function, too. The teeth on either side of the gap are topped with dental crowns, and these are bonded to additional crowns that serve as the new teeth, literally “bridging” the space in the middle. Bridges have also been shown to prevent dental drift, which is extremely common after tooth loss.
Rather than replacing several missing teeth individually, the right denture can bring them all back at the same time. Partial dentures are designed to fit between healthy remaining teeth and complete a row like the piece of a puzzle, while a full denture can restore an entire dental arch. In addition to traditional removable dentures, patients at Creating Smiles, PC can also opt to get implant-retained dentures to enjoy the most secure and long-lasting fit possible.
When it comes to tooth replacement, dental implants are by far the closest thing to natural teeth available today. They restore both the visible crown of a tooth as well as the root below the gum line, creating a prosthetic that looks natural and can be trusted to always stay in place as a patient eats and speaks. Dr. Kapers is one of the few local dentists who can perform the entire procedure himself from start to finish, helping patients rebuild their smiles in the most convenient and efficient way possible.