Tooth Replacement in Jacksonville, FL
Dentures, partial dentures, and fixed bridges can help keep you smiling in the face of dental damage.
Why should you replace missing teeth? Missing teeth can lead to a number of oral health problems, including changes in the bite, the loss of more teeth, a greater risk for gum disease and tooth decay, and a change in facial shape. Obviously, you need teeth to be able to eat properly, and missing teeth can lead to problems with nutrition as well, especially if you’re missing all of the teeth along a single arch. That’s why we offer multiple forms of tooth replacement here at West Dentistry in Jacksonville, Florida, including dentures, partial dentures, and fixed bridges.
Dentures and Partials
Dentures have been used to replace teeth in some form or fashion for hundreds of years. With modern dental care techniques and materials, dentures can fit great and be much more comfortable than in the past. Dentures and partials can help you maintain your youthful appearance by filling out your face when missing teeth are causing sagging, give you back the ability to eat properly, and restore your smile to a healthier appearance.
Full dentures fill out your smile when you’ve lost all of your teeth on the upper and/or lower jaw, while partial dentures fill in the spaces left behind by a few missing teeth by clasping onto the remaining ones. While some worry about the possibility of slippage when wearing dentures, a well-fitting denture should remain relatively stable while you’re wearing it. Dr. West creates high-quality, well-fitting dentures and partials to ensure your comfort and peace of mind at all times.
Fixed bridges are a non-removable form of tooth replacement perfect for restoring a single missing tooth or a few missing teeth in a row. The replacement tooth or teeth are held in place with adjoining crowns. Made from porcelain, fixed bridges look very natural, and because they’re non-removable, they don’t pose the danger of slipping that comes with dentures.
To find out more about your options and discuss your specific situation with Dr. West, contact us today to make an appointment. We serve Jacksonville, Riverside, Avondale, and Ortega, offering comfortable and reliable tooth replacement for all those who need it.