When teeth have been lost there are many alternatives to replace them. Dr. Kozinn will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each and work with you to find the most appropriate replacement option.
Before the availability of dental implants, we were limited in how we were able to replace missing teeth. Our options included fixed bridges, which frequently require reduction of sound teeth to replace a missing tooth; or removable appliances. Implants allow us to replace individual teeth, without altering other adjacent natural teeth. People who are wearing full or partial dentures can now replace these with non-removable appliances, or lock a denture into place to provide greatly enhanced chewing abilty and comfort.
A fixed bridge replaces one or more missing natural teeth. It cannot be removed by the patient. It is cemented into place and is firmly attached to the prepared natural teeth that are next to it. The fixed bridge can be made of porcelain fused to precious metal or all porcelain without any metal.
Removable Bridges and Complete Dentures
When implants or fixed bridges are not possible, removable full or partial dentures are an alternative. We offer both metal framed denture bases, traditional plastic and flexible dentures.