Living with missing teeth is a constant hassle and can negatively impact your health in both the short and long-term. Today, it’s difficult to eat what you want, and eventually, your teeth may shift into the gap, throwing off your bite in a way that causes jaw pain. Fortunately, Dr. Sutter can provide beautiful, strong, and durable replacements that will solve your problems today and help you avoid many in the future. If you’re ready to enjoy the confidence that comes with a full smile, contact us today to schedule a consultation to discuss your options for replacing missing teeth in Eugene, OR.
Dentures are a standard method of tooth replacement. Available for the upper or lower jaw, they are prosthetic teeth affixed into a gum-colored base. A partial denture fits in with the remaining natural teeth, while a complete or full denture replaces an entire arch of missing teeth. A traditional denture is held in place with brackets, wires, or natural suction. Dental implants can retain a denture for added security.
Dental implants offer something that other tooth replacement options simply can’t. A small titanium post takes the place of a missing tooth’s root structure, providing superior stability for the prosthetic that is affixed on top. What’s more, implants also stimulate the growth of bone tissue to help your jaw fuse with each implant post. Dental implants can be used to stabilize a single dental crown, a bridge or partial denture, or a complete denture that replaces an entire arch of missing teeth.