Replace Missing Teeth – Pensacola, FL
Your Smile Doesn’t Have to Stay Incomplete
Permanent teeth aren’t supposed to fall out, and yet as many as 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth. What can you do if this happens? One option would be to try and ignore the gap, but doing so will likely cause a lot of day-to-day inconvenience, and eventually your oral health would suffer. The better choice is to have your teeth replaced with a bridge, denture, or dental implant designed and placed by our team at Patriot Dental. Call today to set up a consultation with Dr. Lisonbee or Dr. Henry to discuss options to replace missing teeth in our Pensacola, FL dental office.
Why Choose Patriot Dental
for Replacing Missing Teeth?
- Implant Surgery Performed In-House
- Focus on Connecting with Patients
- Philosophy of Conservative Dentistry
One of the most traditional ways to replace a tooth is to put a dental bridge over the gap. A bridge is actually a combination of three or more restorations: two crowns with at least one prosthetic teeth between them. The prosthetics are known as pontics, and they are what will be used to complete your smile. The crowns are attached to natural teeth so that they can anchor the restoration in place. You can expect your teeth to last 10 years or more with the right maintenance.
When you are missing many teeth, you don’t have to pay to replace them all individually. Instead, you can get a denture to fill in all that empty space at once. Most dentures have a gum-colored acrylic base and teeth that have been personalized to look as natural as possible. While full dentures are of course an option for anyone that has lost an entire arch of teeth, partial dentures are available for those who only need to fill in space in certain areas of the mouth.
Dental implants can do something that traditional bridges and dentures can’t: replace the roots of the teeth. This has several benefits, from keeping the new teeth in place to improving biting strength to keeping the jawbone healthy. And compared to other tooth replacements, dental implants can last much longer – a lifetime, even. Call us today for an implant consultation; Dr. Lisonbee can handle the procedure from start to finish without referring you out to another dental office.