General Treatments: Tooth Replacement
Anyone who has ever lost a tooth knows how traumatic it can be. Whether a result of facial injury, decay or even periodontal disease, no one wants to be without a tooth–or worse, several teeth. Thankfully there are options.
Up until just a few years ago, unattractive metal bridges or partial dentures were often the primary way to replace teeth. Teeth typically look bluish gray due to the metal interior, and are a cosmetically inferior alternative.
Today, however, bridges can be constructed from porcelain and permanently bonded to neighboring teeth. Dr. Miller uses only the most advanced materials and techniques to design all-porcelain bridges,ensuring that the patient’s new smile is not only beautiful, but also strong enough to last a lifetime.
Missing teeth can also be replace with implants. This procedure comes as close to replacing the entire tooth as is possible in modern dentistry. Implanted teeth, like natural teeth, are actually affixed to the jaw structure of the mouth. The crowned implant results in a natural-looking smile that is stronger, and often more beautiful, than what nature gave you. The restored implant is created entirely from porcelain, allowing Dr. Miller to design a tooth that looks as natural as any other tooth in your mouth.