One of the most frustrating dental issues are missing teeth. At Beverly Restorative and Implant Dentistry Center, we offer permanent solutions for you to become comfortable with your healthy smile. Common causes of missing teeth are trauma due to injury, gum disease, and tooth decay. Some people also suffer missing teeth due to genetics. Whatever the reason, we are fully prepared to help you at BRAIDC.
If you have one or two missing teeth, we may use a bridge to replace them. Teeth on both sides of the area are crowned, and then they linked by a pontic. A bridge restores function and leaves a natural look. They are also safe for chewing, brushing, and other normal daily activities. This solution is permanent, as it is cemented into the surrounding teeth.
A dental implant is essentially a screw. Made of surgical grade titanium, it’s built to last and is highly resilient to the daily stress that we often put on our teeth. The screw is inserted into the jaw bone, where it acts as an artificial root. After it is in place, a crown, bridge, or denture can be attached to it. After inserting the dental implant, it’s necessary to wait three or four months before attaching anything. This is because we want to be sure that the implant settles properly and the surrounding area heals and remains unaffected. Only when it is fully healed can restoration continue. In comparison to a fixed bridge, dental implants are the more durable solution. A single tooth can be replaced without involving any of the neighboring teeth. Because it is inserted directly into the jaw, it’s a reliable and long-term solution.
To schedule an appointment with our Beverly dentist, please call us at 978-232-9003 or request a dental appointment online.