in Northville, MI
Do you have one or more missing teeth? Replacement teeth can enhance the appearance of your smile and improve critical dental functions like the ability to speak and eat properly. If you do not have a full set of teeth, then it is time to consider one of the many tooth replacement options available at Dr. Scott J. Owens DDS.
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Dentures are probably the most well known of all the tooth replacement options. This is because dentures where largely the only option available to replace missing teeth for many decades. Today’s dentures are very comfortable and natural looking but can never feel the same as natural teeth because there is no permanent bond to the structure of your mouth. They remain a simple, cost-effective way to replace missing teeth.
Porcelain Dental Bridge
A dental bridge uses a false tooth to fill the gap left by a missing tooth. We use healthy neighboring teeth on either side of the gap to carry two crowns with a false tooth bonded between them. We do not connect the false tooth to the gum in any way.
We can usually complete porcelain bridges in two visits to our Northville office. During the first visit, we will prepare the neighboring teeth to hold the bridge. We then take an impression of this space and send it away to our dental lab where we fabricate a customized bridge. Before you leave, we will fit a temporary bridge to make the interim phase as comfortable and inconspicuous as possible. We fit and bond the permanent bridge during your second visit, leaving you with a permanent solution to the missing tooth.
Another popular tooth replacement option at Dr. Scott J. Owens DDS is dental implants. We recommend an implant when dentures or bridges are unsuitable, but more patients are requesting implants because of their natural feel and appearance.
The heart of the implant is a titanium post that we insert into the jawbone where your natural tooth root once was. Here it fuses with the bone over time to become a robust and permanent fixture in your mouth. We screw a false crown onto a metal ball at the top of the post once the gum has healed from the insertion procedure. This sophisticated method leaves you with a restoration that feels and looks as close to a natural tooth as possible.
Replacing a missing tooth is not only possible but is relatively easy to do when you approach a dental team with the right skills and technology for the job. Let our team at Dr. Scott J. Owens DDS help you achieve the perfect smile! Call us today at 248-600-4521 to schedule an appointment.
Scott J Owens DDS Cosmetic & Family Dentists
Monday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tuesday 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Thursday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday 7 a.m.–1 p.m.
2nd Saturday of month 8 a.m.–1 p.m.
32931 Middlebelt Rd. Suite #608
Farmington Hills, MI 48334