Missing teeth, whether one or many, can compromise your oral health and daily quality of life. Replacing lost teeth will stabilize your oral health, restore function and give you back the confidence to enjoy life. Dr. Tu offers personalized, comprehensive care for the replacement of lost teeth. From dental bridges to implant dentures, Dr. Tu can work with you to evaluate your needs and determine the best possible solution for restoring a beautiful smile.
Why replace missing teeth?
The loss of one or more teeth can lead to a range of complex dental problems over time. When a tooth is lost the tooth root is also lost which impacts the structure of bone tissue in the jaw. If several teeth are lost, this can lead to noticeable changes in your appearance as the jaw slowly sinks inward. The fit and function of the bite are also affected by tooth loss and you may have increased difficulty eating and speaking comfortably. Missing teeth can also increase your risk of tooth decay and gum disease.
Replacing your missing teeth promptly will minimize or eliminate your risk for these concerns and stabilize your dental health. Using a dental implant to replace a lost tooth or secure an appliance will provide the most natural result and support the health and structure of the jaw.
Tooth Replacement Options
Dr. Tu will thoroughly evaluate all aspects of your bite and dental health before recommending a treatment option to meet your needs. The goal of treatment is to replace your missing teeth while also addressing and stabilizing any additional dental problems so that your new smile will be lasting. At Design Dental our team focuses on your unique needs, helping you identify your long term goals and providing individualized care so that you can enjoy your best smile.
- Dental bridge: a dental bridge is a fixed appliance that can be anchored by existing healthy teeth or a dental implant. Dental bridges are used to replace one or several consecutive missing teeth.
- Dentures: a full or partial denture can replace several lost teeth or a full arch of teeth. Customized to your natural appearance, today’s dentures are more comfortable and stable than those worn by previous generations. A denture can be permanently secured using dental implants for a stable and naturally functioning new smile.
- Dental implants: the most natural tooth replacement option, a dental implant is much like a natural tooth, replacing the lost root and crown to maintain your jaw structure.
Schedule An Appointment
If you have missing teeth and would like to explore your tooth replacement options with Dr. Tu in our North Liberty dental office, contact us to schedule an appointment. We welcome new patients and can help you restore a smile that looks and feels great. If you have been avoiding the dentist due to anxiety or fear and would like to restore your oral health and quality of life we welcome you to visit with us and experience the difference that compassionate dental care can offer at Design Dental.