Dr. Farrel Gerber of Gerber Dental Care in North Huntingdon and Irwin, PA, provides a variety of tooth replacement options to improve people's smile and dental functionality. There are many tooth replacements, like dental implants and dentures that can last a long time and provide you with the support you need.
Here are some options:
Dentures: Dentures are oral appliances, usually made of plastic resin, for people who lost some or all their natural teeth due to tooth decay, gum disease, or injury. If you're not sure how to go about getting dentures, start by consulting your dentist. Here is more information about the types of dentures available: immediate dentures, conventional full dentures, and implant-supported overdentures, transitional partial dentures, and removable partial dentures.
Dental Implants: These are small titanium posts that replace missing tooth roots lost as a result of tooth decay or injury. Your dentist in North Huntingdon and Irwin inserts these biocompatible posts in your jawbone to fuse to your jawbone and reinforce your jaws. Then a connector is attached to a crown that matches the rest of your teeth and, voila, you're done. Dental implants last a lifetime and are easy to maintain.
Bridgework: Bridges are crowns that replace missing teeth. This requires at least three crowns. Two of which are placed over healthy teeth, on either side of the missing tooth, then a third crown called a pontic is placed in the center. Bridges improve speech and your smile, so ask your dentist when you meet him.
Caring for Tooth Replacement Appliances
- Brush your teeth daily
- Floss at least once before bed
- Use fluoride-containing toothpaste and mouthwash
Would you like to know more from your dentist?
Interested in learning more about the tooth replacement options Dr. Farrel Gerber of Gerber Dental Care in North Huntingdon and Irwin, PA, provides at his office? If so, just call (724) 864-7900 today!