Replacing Missing Teeth – Edmond, OK
Close the Gaps for Good
If you’re currently living with an incomplete smile, it doesn’t have to stay this way. Modern dentistry offers more options than ever to help patients close any empty spaces, whether they involve a single tooth or an entire row. Dr. Kent Smith has been rebuilding Edmond smiles for over 30 years with custom-made restorations, and he’s ready to do the same for you to bring back your oral health and confidence. You can get started by scheduling a consultation today.
Why Choose Kent Smith DDS for Replacing Missing Teeth?
- Beautiful & Long-Lasting Dental Implant Restorations Available
- Friendly Dentist Who Gives Every Patient Plenty of Time
- Trusted by Edmond Families Since 1988
A dental bridge is a type of prosthetic that uses the strength of the teeth next to the missing ones to replace them. Dental crowns are fitted over the teeth on either side of the gap, and these are bonded to additional crowns that literally “bridge” the middle. In addition to helping the smile look complete again, bridges enable patients to bite and chew like normal, plus they prevent the remaining teeth from drifting out of place.
Despite being hundreds of years old, dentures are still one of the best ways to replace several missing teeth at once. Today’s prosthetics are custom-made using acrylic materials that recreate gum tissue and teeth down to the smallest detail, and they can be shaped to have a comfortable and secure fit patients can always rely on as well. We can provide partial dentures that complete the smile like the last piece of a puzzle or full dentures that bring back an entire row at once.
Right now, dental implants are the only treatment available that actually replaces every part of a missing tooth. A crown, bridge, or denture is held in place using a small titanium post that is positioned within the jawbone that acts like a prosthetic root. With implants, a patient is able to regain much more oral function and bite strength compared to traditional bridges and dentures, and even better, they have been shown to last for 30 years on average.
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