Dental implants are often considered the optimal choice when replacing missing teeth or improving the appearance of damaged teeth. However, not everyone is a good candidate for implants; some may prefer non-implant options. Century Dental has experienced dental professionals that can provide appropriate treatment for missing teeth, be it dental implants or non-implant prostheses.
Ceramic veneers are one of the most popular non-implant prostheses. They are thin shells that are custom-made to fit on the front surface of a tooth and improve tooth appearance. The material is durable, stain-resistant, and made to match the color of your natural teeth, so they look natural. Ceramic veneers can correct dental concerns like chipped, discolored, or misshapen teeth. They can also be used to close tooth gaps. However, ceramic veneers are only for cosmetic treatment and are not applicable for functional restoration.
Dental Crowns and Dental Bridges
Dental crowns are another popular alternative to dental implants. They consist of a cap that covers the entire damaged tooth and restores its functions. Dental crown materials include ceramic, porcelain, or metal, designed to match your natural teeth's color and shape. Dental crowns can improve the appearance of damaged teeth and protect them from further damage. However, dental crowns require more tooth reduction than veneers and can be more expensive. Dental crowns and dental bridges are often used together. Dental bridges are non-implant prostheses that can replace single or multiple missing teeth. They work by anchoring onto the adjacent teeth or implants for support. Dental bridges may be made from ceramic, porcelain, or metal, and they can perfectly match the appearance of your natural teeth. Dental crowns and bridges can improve tooth appearance, restore your ability to chew and speak properly and prevent loosening teeth. However, dental bridges require healthy adjacent teeth or implants to anchor onto, and the procedure can be more invasive and costly than veneers or crowns.
Removable dentures are non-implant prostheses that replace damaged teeth in the upper or lower jaw. They are built to fit your mouth and can be easily removed for cleaning and maintenance. Dentures can improve your eating and speaking ability and restore your normal appearance. However, dentures can be uncomfortable, require frequent adjustments, and affect your ability to taste and enjoy food.
Complete dentures are removable non-implant prostheses that replace all of the upper or lower teeth. They are made of acrylic resin and can be customized to fit your mouth. Complete dentures can provide a quick and affordable solution for replacing all missing teeth, but they might be uncomfortable and require frequent adjustments. Non-implant prostheses can provide various options for replacing missing or damaged teeth and improving the appearance of your smile. Ceramic veneers can correct cosmetic issues, while dental crowns and dental bridges can restore the function of missing teeth. Removable and complete dentures can provide a more affordable option for replacing multiple missing teeth, but they can be uncomfortable and require frequent adjustments. Century Dental has dental professionals that are adept at all procedures and can help you decide on the right choice for you and your oral health.