With today’s advancements in dental care, technology, materials, and techniques, tooth loss is no longer as devastating as it once was. Family dentistry treatments can help you more successfully prevent issues that commonly lead to missing teeth, including gum disease (the leading cause of tooth loss). Also, advanced restorative treatments can repair most cases of tooth trauma and damage so you can preserve your teeth, even if they have been compromised. If you’ve already lost one or more teeth, then Dr. Bonura can also provide an advanced solution to replacing them. With a custom dental bridge, denture, or dental implant-supported restoration, you can once again enjoy a beautiful smile while restoring your chewing ability and bite function.
A dental bridge spans the gap left by a missing tooth by filling the space with a custom-designed replacement tooth, or pontic. The pontic is supported by dental crowns on each side that are bonded to the nearby remaining teeth. A bridge’s pontic and crowns are typically made from porcelain or zirconia to offer a realistic solution.
A full denture is a prosthetic appliance that contains a complete row of upper or lower replacement teeth situated on a comfortable plastic base that fits snugly on your dental ridge. Like a full denture, a partial denture also rests on a gum-like base, but only contains replacement teeth where necessary. A partial may be preferable to a bridge if you’ve lost several teeth, especially in different areas along your dental ridge.
Dental bridges and dentures restore your ability to bite and chew, as well as your smile’s appearance, by replacing the top, visible portions of your teeth (known as the crowns). By contrast, dental implants replace the lost roots, and therefore reestablish the vital functions of the roots, including maintaining a strong, healthy jawbone. With the support of one or more dental implants, a replacement dental crown, partial denture, or full denture will rest more securely than traditional replacement teeth, and will not shift or move uncomfortably on your gums.
Call Dr. Caytlyn Bonura at Silver Smiles in Silver City, NM!
As a true family dentist, Dr. Caytlyn Bonura offers caring, patient-centered dentistry in a welcoming, comfortable environment. From young children to teens, and adults of all ages, Silver Smiles offers a comprehensive list of family, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry services that are tailored to your specific needs. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Bonura, call Silver Smiles in Silver City, NM, today at (575) 534-3699. We also proudly welcome patients from Lordsburg, Bayard, Deming, and all surrounding communities.