In many cases, cosmetic dentistry is used to enhance your smile by restoring broken or discolored teeth. This includes services such as teeth whitening treatments, dental bonding, dental crowns, and dental veneers. However, what good is a tooth restoration if you are missing teeth to begin with? In this instance, there are treatments to replace your missing or lost teeth with natural-looking alternatives that provide functionality, aesthetic beauty, and protection. This includes dentures, dental implants, and dental bridges.
Dentures are the most common form of cosmetic dentistry for missing teeth, mostly due to their long history and the ease at which they can be used. Dentures are removable and capable of being cleaned very easily. They are held in place by bonding materials and can improve your smile by filling in missing gaps or even replacing entire rows of teeth.
Dental implants require more treatment than dentures to install, but are extremely durable and can last a lifetime. Although implants are permanent, they can be replaced if necessary. However, the use of dental implants requires a strong jawbone as the implants are installed directly into it.
If your jawbone is not strong enough to support implants, our you wish for something else, dental bridges can provide you with similar benefits. Dental bridges are held in place by adjoining teeth or implants. Bridges work by fitting into missing gaps and directly latching onto these nearby neighbors.
If you would like to learn more about cosmetic dentistry treatments or to book a professional cleaning our dental office, contact us at our dentist office in Newport Beach, California. Our number is (949) 729.9950. Dr. Douglas Hauck and our entire team look forward to your visit.