If you are missing teeth, replacing them is essential for your dental health. The dentists at Kanaka Creek Family Dental offer several replacement options for missing teeth, including bridges, dentures, and dental implants.
The spaces left by missing teeth weaken the structural integrity of your mouth. If they not filled, the surrounding teeth may start to shift out of position, and the jaw bone that used to support them will start to weaken and deteriorate.
If you are missing teeth, our Maple Ridge dentists can fill the gap.
A dental bridge is a fixed restoration that replaces one or more missing teeth. A dental bridge consists of one or multiple artificial teeth, and literally bridges the gap left by missing natural teeth. It is attached on either side of the gap to the adjacent teeth, or to dental implants place specifically for that purpose.
Dentures are removable dental appliances that can replace one, a few, or a full jaw's worth of missing teeth. Dentures that replace a full upper or lower jaw of teeth are called full dentures, while dentures that only replace one or a few teeth in a row are called partial dentures.
Dental implants are tiny titanium rods that are implanted into the jawbone to act as a replacement for the root of a missing tooth. Dental implants are usually capped with a dental crown to create a sturdy tooth replacements that both looks and feels natural.
We look forward to opening our doors in Fall 2019 and helping care for the smiles of the Maple Ridge community. In the meantime, stay up to date on news about our new dental practice, and tips and advice for good oral health.