The Smile Architect

Missing tooth / teeth
A full set of teeth not only look good; they deliver a functional smile. When you’re missing a tooth, you probably want to know your options for replacement. The simple answer is that a dental bridge and an implant are the permanent restoration solutions, while dentures are removable. Here’s more about how they work.
Dental implants
Dental implants are permanent, and a restorative dental treatment designed to take place of your tooth’s root and restore the health, function, and beauty of your smile. They mimic your natural teeth, while also offering numerous benefits like preventing bone loss and restoring your ability to chew and speak normally.
Dental implants may be right for you, if you
  • Have one or more missing teeth
  • Have adequate gums and jaw bone to secure the implants
  • Are unable or unwilling to wear dentures
  • Don’t have health conditions that will affect bone healing.
If the gum and jaw bone aren’t healthy enough for implants, a dental bridge is an option, as it doesn’t go into the jaw or gums, but sits on top of it. It spans the missing tooth gap with a permanent attachment.
These natural-looking restorations are custom crafted to meet your needs, and are temporarily attached to your teeth using a clasp or precision attachment.
If you’re dealing with a missing tooth or two, or if you’ve been told you need to have a tooth removed, talk to us. Our dentists take a special interest in restorative procedures and proudly offer high-quality tooth implant restorations. We’ll help you understand what type of restoration works best for you!