Replacing Missing Teeth
Rejuvenating your smile by replacing missing teeth is one of the most common cosmetic and restorative procedures that we perform at Daniel C. Harper, DMD. There are several methods we offer; from dental bridges to replace one or two missing teeth, to dentures that replace many teeth in one area of the mouth. Dental Implants are a treatment option for patients who are looking for both the look of a natural tooth, as well as the function of a naturally rooted tooth in the gums.
A dental implant is a metal device designed to replace missing teeth. The device is usually made out of titanium and is surgically placed into the jawbone where the tooth is missing.
Crowns and conventional bridges or dentures may not be your only options when replacing missing teeth. For some people, dental implants offer a smile that looks and feels very natural. Surgically placed below the gums over a series of appointments, implants fuse to the jawbone and serve as a base for individual replacement teeth, bridges or a denture.