Bridges, Partial & Full Dentures
If you’ve lost teeth due to accident, injury, or gum disease, Dr. Rizk can create a permanent bridge or a removable partial or full denture to replace the missing teeth. Not only do these dental prosthetics restore a full smile, they prevent shifting of remaining teeth. They can also correct your bite, improve chewing ability and speech articulation, and support cheeks and lips preserve a youthful appearance.
A dental bridge replaces one or a few teeth in a row. It is permanently joined onto two natural teeth, called abutment teeth, on either side. The most appropriate style depends on the strength and health of those neighboring teeth, as well as the location of the missing teeth in relation to the rest of your dentition. If healthy abutment teeth aren’t available, a bridge can be secured to dental implants.
A partial denture replaces multiple teeth on the upper or lower arch. It fits much like a puzzle piece with existing teeth. Partials may be attached to hidden clasps that fit on existing teeth or for a more stable and permanent solution, implant retention is available.
Full dentures replace all teeth on the upper, lower, or both arches. While natural suction or denture adhesive can hold dentures in place, many people prefer implant-retained dentures for a hassle-free and dependable prosthetic.
Dr. Rizk will examine your mouth, discuss your situation, and help you determine the best solution for replacing your missing teeth.
Call our dental office today to schedule your appointment 905-857-1430.