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Cosmetic Makeover with Bridges & Implants

 If you suffer from tooth loss, explore your options at Turnagain Dental. Missing teeth can affect many areas of your life. A missing tooth can affect your speech, your ability to chew, lead to jaw disorders, bone loss and cause other teeth to shift. All of these will affect your smile.

Fixed bridge work is a great alternative option to replace missing teeth. Regain the confidence in your smile and function of chewing with fixed bridge work.


What are Dental Implants?

 

Dental implants provide long-term or permanent anchoring of crowns, dental bridges or dentures while offering the added benefit of helping to halt bone loss in the jaw. They are as comfortable as real teeth and look completely natural.


Dental Implants Benefits
There are numerous benefits to dental implants in comparison to other tooth restoration options, including:

  • Permanence – Once dental implants are in place and have healed, a crown, bridge or dentures can be permanently secured to the titanium implant.
  • Comfort – Since replacement teeth are permanently anchored to the jaw with dental implants, the teeth feel completely natural and as comfortable as real teeth.
  • Aesthetics – Restorations incorporating the use of dental implants look just like natural teeth.
  • Bone strength – When teeth are lost, the bone that supported those teeth can begin to atrophy and weaken over time.  If left unchecked, this process (called resorption) can cause the jawbone to become unstable and can lead to further tooth loss.  Dental implants stimulate new bone growth around the implant, strengthening the bone structure.
  • Tooth alignment – Tooth restorations attached to dental implants prevent teeth from shifting, maintaining alignment.
  • Flexibility – Dental implants can be used to replace one or more missing teeth in any location in the mouth.

Dental Bridges
Dental bridges can effectively prevent many problems that arise due to missing teeth, while also improving your appearance. Gaps left by missing teeth can cause surrounding teeth to shift out of alignment and may expose gums to potential infection. Additionally, normal speaking and chewing abilities can be compromised.

 


Dental Bridge Procedure
A dental bridge can be completed in two office visits. During the first visit the teeth adjacent to the gap are prepared to fit the dental bridge and an impression is taken. A temporary bridge is placed in the mouth while your permanent bridge is being fabricated. During the second visit, the permanent dental bridge is fitted comfortably and then cemented into your mouth for a permanent restoration.

Turnagain Dental

907.272.6122

fax: 907.274.0442

1842 W. Northern Lights Blvd

Anchorage, AK 99517