Are there gaps and spaces between your teeth? Are you missing one or more permanent teeth? If you would like to restore the beauty and functionality of your smile, Dr. Lynn Leyde may recommend dental implants in Shoreline, Washington. Dental implants consist of a titanium implant post and a dental restoration. The implant post is surgically placed in your jawbone by a specialist, where it acts as replacement tooth roots. The dental restoration is a replacement tooth that is placed by our dentist.
Another option for replacing a missing tooth is a dental bridge, which consists of dental crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap. These teeth are called abutment teeth. A replacement tooth is attached between the dental crowns. After construction, your dental bridge will be permanently cemented in place.
A partial denture is a removable appliance that replaces the teeth and surrounding tissues when one or more natural teeth remain. A partial bridge is made up of replacement teeth and gums that are connected to a metal framework. The metal framework will hold the denture in place in your smile.
We welcome you to contact Professional Dental Care today to learn more and to schedule your next visit.