Replacing Missing Teeth – Tulsa, OK
Flawlessly Fill in the Gaps
When a tooth is lost, you lose more than just the appearance of a complete smile. If a missing tooth is not replaced, chewing becomes increasingly difficult. Your remaining teeth may also shift out of alignment, which can be incredibly uncomfortable and unhealthy in the long run. Here at My Dentist Midtown, we don’t want any of our patients to suffer through the realities of tooth loss. To that end, we offer many ways to replace missing teeth. Contact us today to discuss your options!
Why Choose My Dentist Midtown for Replacing Missing Teeth?
- Caring, Detail-Oriented Dentist
- Judgment-Free Dental Practice
- Digital Scanner Available for Putty-Free Impressions
A dental bridge is one of the most straightforward and common methods of replacing one, two, or three consecutive teeth. The natural teeth on either side of the gap will each support a crown, with a set number of artificial teeth attached in between them. Once placed, your remaining teeth are kept firmly in place. You’ll be able to speak and eat easily again.
Dentures & Partials
When a patient is missing several teeth, or even a whole row, a denture is a cost-effective way to bring all of them back in one fell swoop. A full denture, as the name implies, consists of an entire arch of false teeth on a pink acrylic base, which rests directly on the gums. Partial dentures – sometimes simply called “partials” – contain multiple replacement teeth along a metal framework, which attaches to your remaining teeth to flawlessly fill in the gaps.
Our practice also restores dental implants, which are often considered the gold standard of tooth replacement. Dental implants are small titanium cylinders that replicate the roots of the teeth, which are embedded in the jaw. The implants naturally merge with the surrounding bone, forming a foundation for any number of prosthetic teeth to be secured on top. Dr. Flinchum can refer you to an excellent specialist for the surgical placement of the implants, and then she can design and attach a customized dental crown or bridge to them afterward to complete your smile. Dental implants are by far the longest-lasting and most natural-feeling tooth replacement available today.