The goal of a treatment for tooth loss is to restore health, beauty, and function to the smile. However, how do you know which one to choose? It starts with contacting a trusted, well-respected dental team. The Vivid Dental professionals in Houston will tailor a treatment plan to your individual needs to help you attain a healthier, more attractive, and better functioning smile.
Tooth loss treatments include dental implants, dentures, and dental bridges. Many patients ask, “How does the recovery for dental implants compare to dentures and bridges?” Although we do not offer dental implants, we are happy to explain what can be expected during the procedure. Dental implants are placed into the jawbone during oral surgery. The bone fuses to these titanium cylinders during a process called osseointegration. The healing process for the jawbone can take three months or longer. Once the jawbone has healed, crowns, bridges, or dentures are placed atop the implants.
Dentures can replace one tooth to an entire dental arch. We offer partial and full dentures that are natural looking solutions for tooth loss. Recovery depends on the type of dentures placed. Partial dentures consist of artificial teeth (pontics) attached to gum-colored plastic bases to keep them stabilized. In some cases, teeth need to be extracted before placing full dentures. The healing process can last eight to 12 weeks. Once the gum tissue has healed, we can place full dentures.
Dental bridges contain artificial teeth called pontics that are nestled between dental crowns. These appliances are anchored with crowns placed on adjacent teeth to the gap. Treatment can be completed in two appointments. After treatment, patients can embrace the restored ability to bite, chew, and speak properly.
We understand various factors are considered when exploring treatments for tooth loss. Our team has the skills and expertise to help you identify the right treatment to meet your needs. We will review your medical history and examine your mouth, teeth, and gums before tailoring a treatment plan to meet your needs. Schedule a consultation with us by calling 281-809-4902 today.