Troy Dentist Reviews Popular Treatments For Adult Tooth Loss

Written by Dr. Bentley on Aug 31, 2016

Some of the most exciting recent advancements in the world of dentistry have been to treat premature tooth loss. It used to be that people suffering from tooth loss had to use dentures or bridges; the world has changed!

Today our Troy dentists are walking you through some of the most commonly used tooth replacement treatments.

Many sufferers of tooth loss still benefit from traditional dentures and bridges, both of which are designed to sit on top of the patient’s gum tissue. The good news is that aesthetically these dental prosthetics have come a long way—the prosthetics we use are customized to suit the individual’s appearance and dental structure.

If you would like to increase the stability and permanency of your denture, you may be interested in all-on-four treatment. This restorative option allows our dentist to ground your dentures in your smile using mini dental implant roots. We first insert titanium implant roots in specific spots along your gum line. Then, we attach your denture to these roots, so that your denture will stay in place permanently.

Another permanent tooth replacement option is the stand-alone dental implant. This treatment also begins with our dental team implanting a titanium root into the spot where your natural tooth root used to be. Then, we place a customized restoration, which looks like a real tooth, on top! Every dental implant is customized to suit the individual patient.

Dental implants come in both conventional or “fill sized” and mini. Mini dental implant roots are often used to anchor larger dental prosthetics like dentures.

When you come in to meet with our Troy dentists, we can help you determine which of these treatments will be best for your smile. In order to contact our dental team you can always call our office or use the Contact Us form on our website.