Other Tooth Replacement

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Other Tooth Replacement Options

In addition to providing all phases of Dental Implants in her comfortable Shelby Township office, Dr. Ban Barbat provides a full menu of services to replace teeth, restoring confidence and appearance. These include:

Fixed Bridges
When one or several teeth are missing in one area, a fixed bridge (often referred to as ‘Crown & Bridge’) can replace the tooth or teeth. In this, the bridge is ‘fixed’ to crowns that cover natural teeth on each side of the bridge. These crowns anchor the bridge, providing stability and function.

Dr. Barbat uses porcelain for the crowns and the bridge to provide the most natural look and feel possible. Porcelain is the most durable material possible when it comes to restoring teeth and is the most resistant to staining.

In some instances, the bordering teeth can support a bridge without being crowned. In this method, replacement teeth or a bridge is held by adjacent teeth with metal brackets. With the brackets attached to the back of natural teeth, they are typically not visible.

Regardless of the type of bridge, Dr. Barbat will ensure your procedure is performed with optimal comfort and precision. As a highly-trained neuromuscular dentist, she can also incorporate techniques that support proper bite alignment. This helps protect your restored smile with measures that prevent future breakdown due to misalignment.

Partial Dentures
fill spaces of missing teeth to give chewing ability and halt shifting of remaining teeth. Partial dentures consist of replacement teeth attached to gum-colored bases, connected by metal framework. Removable partial dentures attach to natural teeth with metal clasps or devices called precision attachments, which are not visible and more esthetic than clasps.

Full Dentures
are typically removable and replace all teeth as well as gums that have diminished in height. New denture wearers need time to get accustomed to their new “teeth” because even the best fitting denture can feel awkward at first. Some have difficulty eating for several days or weeks and may notice a slight change in facial appearance, increased salivary flow, or minor speech difficulty. These obstacles are usually overcome.