When my Lafayette clients ask me about Lafayette tooth restoration, I usually tell them about fixed (or ‘traditional’) dental bridges or dental implants. A dental bridge is an artificial tooth which replaces a missing tooth. The false tooth (called a ‘pontic’) is fused to porcelain crowns on either side of the missing tooth.
Tooth replacement has been a highly requested procedure at my Lafayette cosmetic dentistry practice. Patients from the Louisville area and Broomfield area have expressed concern about tooth replacement for many years. Most of my questions in the Lafayette area have to do with the strength of the tooth replacement, and durability.
Dental implants are also popular concern for my Lafayette tooth replacement patients. A dental implant consists of a titanium post surgically inserted into the jaw bone to replace the root of the missing tooth. The post integrates with the bone to provide a stable foundation for the replacement tooth.
After it has bonded with the bone (it usually takes three to six months), a smaller post is attached. This post extends above the gum line. The artificial tooth (crown) is then attached. The entire process takes several months, but consistently yields terrific results for Lafayette tooth restoration patients. My Lafayette cosmetic dentistry patients appreciate the fact that I stay up to date on the latest advancements in tooth replacement procedures.
Both Lafayette smile restoration options preserve or restore facial contour and allow you to talk and eat normally. Tooth replacements prevent adjoining teeth from gradually shifting and can help correct bite problems, too. Tooth implants and dental bridges can replace one or more missing teeth. Many Lafayette area dental patients have been treated successfully with these tooth restoration alternatives.
Call Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry and ask for Dr. Gordon West to schedule an evaluation for Lafayette tooth restoration. You can schedule your tooth restoration by calling us at 303-665-5335.