Missing teeth can be replaced by a dental appliance called a bridge (so named because it bridges a gap between teeth). A bridge is one or more artificial teeth, bracketed on either side by healthy, natural teeth with crowns. The two crowned teeth form anchor points for the bridge.
Dental Implants are small prosthetic posts attached to titanium screws that have been surgically inserted into the bone of the jaw. Their purpose is to take the place of the roots of natural teeth that have been lost or removed.
A mini implant procedure is simple compared to the placement of regular dental implants. Small implants don’t require extensive surgical intervention. The procedure is performed at your dentist’s office using local anesthesia.
When a large number of your teeth are missing or must be removed for your health, the function and appearance of your original teeth need to be restored with artificial teeth. In modern times, there are new ways to do this, but the traditional method is dentures. Modern methods and materials have changed the way dentures look and feel, so they are much like your own teeth.