After a tooth is extracted, adjacent and opposing teeth may shift. This can lead to jaw joint (TMJ) pain and jaw muscle pain. Missing teeth can also affect the appearance and functionality of your mouth. To avoid these complications, Dr. Wang may suggest that you replace the missing tooth/teeth in order to restore your smile and your ability to eat, speak, and chew properly.
Our practice offers various tooth replacement options which includes dental implants, bridges, and dentures; Dr. Wang will review the treatment choices that apply best to your situation.
Missing teeth affect the way you eat, alter your facial appearance, and can cause other dental conditions. To prevent these issues, dental implants are one of the tooth replacement procedures available and are a safe, efficient way to permanently restore your oral functions and improve your smile.
A dental bridge consists of a series of artificial teeth fused together. This option is recommended when you need to replace one or several missing teeth. The procedure involves preparing the supporting teeth, taking scans or impressions, fitting the temporary bridge, and securing the permanent bridge in place when it comes back from the laboratory.
Dentures are a removable option for replacing dentition, which means that they can be taken in and out of the patient’s mouth. They can be used to replace several teeth on both the upper and lower arch. To “custom” make your dentures, impressions or scans of the teeth are needed to ensure a comfortable and correct fit. After the procedure, you should care for and maintain your dentures by having them checked regularly.
Please call Dr. Wang at Jonathan C Wang DDS, inc. in Pleasanton, CA at (925) 399-6835 or request an appointment online.