Tooth loss isn’t something that everyone MUST endure, but it remains a significant problem among adults. Since losing a tooth can have a significant impact on the rest of your oral health, replacing it is essential to preserving your smile’s function and appearance. With custom-designed bridges and dentures, Dr. Keller can address tooth loss of nearly any degree to restore your smile and your ability to bite and chew properly.

Dental Bridges

A dental bridge is a fixed appliance (meaning you cannot remove it) that is secured to the teeth adjacent to your missing tooth. These teeth support dental crowns that uphold the bridge’s replacement tooth/teeth (called pontics), stabilizing the bridge. Because it is one solid appliance, a dental bridge is best-suited for patients who’ve lost one tooth, or up to three teeth in a row.

Partial & Complete Dentures

Partial dentures are strategically crafted to replace missing teeth while fitting around those that remain. Unlike a dental bridge, partials can restore your smile when you’ve lost several teeth that are not next to each other. If you’ve lost most or all of your teeth, then one or a set of complete dentures may be necessary. Comprised of a full row of replacement teeth, full dentures completely restore your upper and/or lower dental ridges. In many cases, dentures are made from lifelike dental porcelain that offers a highly-realistic resemblance to your healthy, natural teeth.

Let a Custom Bridge or Denture Rebuild Your Smile

If you’ve suffered from tooth loss, then let us rebuild your smile with a custom dental bridge or denture. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Keller and our team, call Cedar West Family Dentistry in Richfield, MN, today at (612) 861-7188.