Implant Supported Dental Crowns & Bridges – Rock Hill, SC
Replace a Number of Missing Teeth & Renew Your Smile
Even one missing tooth can really damage your oral health and your smile confidence. While dealing with lost teeth can be painful and stressful, replacing missing teeth with the help of the Rock Hill dental office team at Coombs & Ross Family Dentistry is always comfortable and safe. While we are happy to provide traditional tooth replacement solutions like fixed bridges and dentures, we prefer to use state-of-the-art dental implant supported restoration options because they allow us to restore both the tooth roots and the crowns of missing teeth. If you’re ready to learn more about replacing lost teeth, give our dental office in Rock Hill a call to schedule a tooth replacement consultation. During this appointment, we will walk you through all of your tooth replacement options and help you to find the right choice for your unique situation.
Dental crowns are restorations used to cover the top of a damaged or decayed tooth in order to replace the parts of the tooth lost to decay or damage and protect the healthy remaining tooth structures. Dental crowns can also be affixed to a dental implant post to recreate the lost tooth from the roots up.
Traditional fixed bridges can be used to replace one or a few consecutive missing teeth. The replacement tooth or teeth are attached to dental crowns on both sides. Then, the crowns are affixed to healthy teeth on either side of the gap in your smile. An implant supported fixed bridge is used to restore two or more consecutive missing teeth. The replacement teeth are fused together. Then, the entire structure is held in place by two implants, one at each end.
The Dental Implant Restoration Process
If you choose to move forward with a dental implant tooth replacement plan, we will walk you through every step of your restoration process in order to ensure you are completely prepared and confident before we begin treatment. The first treatment step may include removing the damaged teeth or placing a bone or gum tissue graft. Then, we surgically place your implant posts. Over the course of several months, these implants fuse with the supportive tooth structures, mimicking natural tooth roots. Once the implants have fully implanted into the jawbone, we will attach the abutments that are used to affix your replacement teeth. Once the lab has returned the final restoration to our dental office, we will affix your new teeth and create your beautiful new smile.
Caring for Your New Smile
After your implant retained dental crown or fixed bridge is in place, you will be able to care for your new teeth in much the same way you always have. Brush teeth twice a day, floss daily, and visit our dental office two times each year. We may recommend making some changes to the products you use in order to minimize wear and maximize your at-home hygiene routine.