The availability of dental treatment and dental hygiene products, as well as public awareness about the importance of good oral health, have allowed today’s generations to keep their natural teeth longer than ever before.

Tooth Loss

However, people still lose teeth to trauma, disease, injury, and neglected dental health. Losing teeth is the first step in what can quickly become a downhill slide to more tooth loss and deteriorating oral health. If you lose a tooth, the best course of action is to find out why, correct any underlying problems, then promptly replace the tooth before your other teeth begin to shift and alter your occlusion.

Dr. Allen and Dr. Neumann offer dental implants to replace lost teeth, as well as the traditional versions of bridges, partials, and dentures – all of which can be secured with dental implants for a reliable, no-slip fit.

Dental Bridges

A bridge replaces one or more teeth in a row. This prosthetic attaches to crowns placed on healthy teeth or to dental implants. Bridges are fixed, or non-removable, dental prosthetics.

Partial Dentures

Partial dentures, or partials, replace many teeth on the upper or lower arch, and the teeth do not have to be in a row. To keep partials secure, inconspicuous clasps attach to healthy teeth, or a partial can be placed onto dental implants.

Full Dentures

Full dentures replace all teeth on the upper or lower arch. They may be retained by natural suction or denture adhesive. Implant retained dentures are secured with a series of dental implants.

Rebuild Your Smile After Tooth Loss

If you’ve suffered tooth loss, then rebuild your smile with a custom bridge, partial, or full denture. To find out which option is right for you, schedule an appointment with Dr. Allen or Dr. Neumann by calling our dental office in Pella, IA, today at (641) 628-1121.