Replacing Missing Teeth
If you have lost one or more of your natural teeth, it will not only affect your smile and personality but will also significantly hamper your ability to chew food and speak without difficulty. This is why at Sherwood Forest Dental, we offer multiple solutions for you to get your missing teeth replaced so that you can enjoy a healthy, lasting and beautiful smile.
If you have lost some or all your natural teeth, then dentures are a good option for replacing your missing teeth and getting your smile back. Dentures are removable appliances which are gain support from the adjacent natural teeth and underlying soft tissues, and they are used for replacing one or more missing teeth. A partial denture replaces only a few teeth, while a complete denture is utilized for replacing all missing teeth in a jaw.
Dental bridges are appliances that are used replacing up to three or four adjacent. Unlike the dentures which are removable, bridges are fixed prostheses that derive their support and retention from natural teeth or implants on either side of the gap. With proper care, you can expect dental bridges to last for up to ten years. Depending on the location and number of teeth to be replaced, we offer three different types of bridges at Sherwood Forest Dental; conventional, cantilever and Maryland.
At Sherwood Forest Dental, we recommend dental implants as the most reliable and durable option for replacing missing teeth. An implant is a screw-shaped, a cylindrical fixture that is inserted inside the jaw bone to serve as a replacement root. A single implant can be used to replace up to two or three adjacent missing teeth, while only four implants can be used to support a prosthesis that replaces all missing teeth in a jaw. Dental implants are made from Titanium alloys or Zirconia, making them a safe, aesthetically pleasant and durable tooth replacement option. Missing teeth replaced with dental implants look, feel and function just like the natural teeth.