Over 120 million Americans are missing at least one tooth right now, and many of them are found right here in Austin, which is especially tragic when you consider how good the local food is! In addition to compromising someone’s ability to chew, tooth loss can also affect someone’s speech and make them feel self-conscious about their appearance. If you’re tired of working around your missing teeth every single day, MMS Family Dentistry is ready to rebuild your smile and oral health with a treatment designed just for you. With a custom-made bridge, denture, or dental implants, we can close any gaps for good so you can fully enjoy all the great tastes Austin has to offer. To learn more about your options and schedule a consultation, contact us today.
A single missing tooth is no big deal, right? Unfortunately, even one gap in the smile can create big trouble if left alone. The neighboring teeth will likely start to shift into the space, which can misalign the bite and create chronic jaw pain. Plus, the exposed gum tissue is much more likely to develop an infection called periodontal disease, which in itself is a leading cause of tooth loss. To protect your smile both now as well as in the future, it’s essential you replace any missing teeth right away.
Dental bridges have been used for generations, and while the materials they’re made out of have advanced quite a bit over the years, their basic concept has not. Using a series of dental crowns bonded together, our team can restore a single tooth up to a row of three consecutive teeth. The crowns on either side of the prosthetic are fitted over the remaining teeth near the gap, and these provide support for the entire bridge. Our bridges are not only made to stand up to everyday chewing forces, but they also have a natural appearance that brings back someone’s smile.
Today’s full and partial dentures are nothing like the ones your parents or grandparents might have worn. If you’re missing several or all of your teeth, our dentists can design a prosthetic that both looks great and fits comfortably for many years. Partial dentures sit between any remaining teeth to fill in the spaces, while a full denture can restore an entire row from front to back. In addition to traditional removable dentures, our patients can also combine their prosthetic with dental implants to enjoy an even better hold.
This treatment is considered to be the gold standard of tooth replacement because it’s the only one that brings back an entire tooth from root to crown. Titanium prosthetic tooth roots are placed into the jawbone, and these provide support for the new teeth, giving them a strength and security just like real ones. At MMS Family Dentistry, we can perform all phases of the implant treatment in-house so patients can rebuild their smiles in the most efficient and effective way possible.