Eagle County, CO Dentures and Dental Implants
It’s hard to eat the foods you love if you have bad or missing teeth. Tough meat and raw fruits and veggies are out of the question, unless you chop them up into tiny pieces. Even popcorn and crunchy nuts can be difficult to chew. As you may have noticed, the foods that are easier to chew usually aren’t the best for your health. If you’ve had enough of soft, bland, unhealthy foods, it might be time for a smile makeover. Avon dentist Dr. Maloley can restore your chewing ability, not to mention your beautiful smile, with bridges, dentures, and dental implants.
Bridges and partial dentures are appliances that literally bridge the gap left by a missing tooth. A bridge consists of dental crowns (abutment teeth) that hold another crown (pontic) in the middle. The supporting crowns are capped over healthy teeth on either side of the gap. In some cases, bridges can be supported by dental implants for a more secure fit.
Basic dentures can be partial, complete, conventional, or immediate. Partials are used to close isolated spaces, while complete dentures are used when all of your teeth are missing. Dentures can be placed right after your tooth extraction (immediate) or after the gums have healed (conventional).
Dental implants are small titanium screws that replace lost tooth roots. The screws serve as a stable foundation for dental crowns, bridges, or dentures. Implant-supported replacement teeth look and function just like the real thing. They also restore almost 100% of your chewing ability, and prevent bone loss.
If you can’t eat properly because of badly decayed teeth or painful gums, your Avon dentist may recommend a root canal, fillings, crowns, or gum disease treatment. Root canal therapy is the removal of the infected pulp in the center of the tooth. The area is then cleaned and sealed off, and a dental crown is placed on top.
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Having a strong set of teeth is essential for your overall health, but there is more to it than that. One of the great joys in life is eating a delicious meal of foods you love. It is hard to do this when your teeth are unhealthy and missing. So replacing missing teeth is not just a matter of physical health – it can improve your quality of life.
Find out how your dentist in Avon can give you the freedom to eat your favorite foods again. Call 970-329-4585 to schedule an appointment, or fill out our convenient online form and one of our associates will contact you to determine the best time for you to come in.