There are many successful options available for replacing missing or damaged teeth. At Fresno Oral Maxillofacial Surgery & Dental Implant Center, our oral surgeons are more than happy to meet with you for an examination and consultation to determine the correct replacement procedure to restore your smile. Our staff will assist you in scheduling your first appointment to create your treatment plan.
- Prevent bone loss or oral infections
- Permanent replacement technique
- No dental shifting
- Improved facial appearance and smile
- Replace one or more missing adult teeth
Dental implants are a permanent and secure replacement for missing or damaged teeth. Their three-part design mimics the appearance and function of natural teeth and allows patients to regain their smile and their ability to eat and speak confidently. The implant post acts as a tooth root once it has been placed into the jaw bone, providing the foundation needed to support your new prosthetic tooth. Dental implants also maintain the stimulation necessary to preserve your jaw bone health.
- No removable pieces
- Prevents bone loss and dental shifting
- Restores an entire arch of teeth
- Creates a brand-new smile
A full-arch restoration is an innovative procedure designed to replace a full arch of teeth. Patients with extensive tooth loss often find the process of receiving individual implants lengthy and expensive. Full-arch restoration, however, is cost-effective and time-efficient while still providing the same benefits as dental implants. The procedure involves the strategic placement of four dental implants in the jaw, which then act as a supportive base for a fixed denture. The denture, custom-designed to your preferences, both appears and functions just like your natural teeth. Full-arch restoration can be completed in as little as one or two procedures, meaning you will leave our office with a new smile immediately.
- Allows patients to eat, breathe, and smile with increased comfort
- Semi-permanent option requiring replacement procedures
- Partial and full types of dentures
- No dental shifting
For patients interested in a removable option for extensive tooth loss, traditional dentures provide a practical replacement. Removable dentures can increase certain functions and can help patients feel more comfortable smiling. However, traditional dentures do require adhesive to keep them in place, and they often slip around in the mouth, causing discomfort. Also, not every patient’s mouth is ideally shaped for a proper denture fit. Our oral surgeons can perform pre-prosthetic surgery for a more comfortable fit; however, if you are a candidate for dental implant placement, full-arch restoration may be a more comfortable option.
- No dental shifting
- Replaces multiple teeth in the dental arch
- Restore confidence to smile
- Improved facial appearance with symmetrical features
- Semi-permanent replacement procedure (additional treatment in future)
- Eat, drink, and breathe comfortably
As their name suggests, bridges serve to bridge the gap caused by missing teeth with a prosthetic that attaches to your nearby healthy teeth. Bridges are common replacement choices for multiple teeth in a row. The teeth on the bridge are designed to look just your natural teeth and can help restore your smile and some of your eating abilities. Bridges must be replaced after several years of wear, and they also require grinding down healthy teeth for support. The bridge of teeth rests on the gums, which means it does not interact with the jaw or prevent bone loss. If you can receive dental implants, they are a more beneficial choice for your overall oral health.
Tooth Replacement Procedures
Our oral surgeons possess years of experience replacing missing and damaged teeth. Whether you qualify for dental implant placement or are looking for a less permanent solution, we offer the replacement procedure you need. With four convenient office locations in Fresno, CA, Reedley, CA, Clovis, CA, and Madera, CA, we offer several options for restoring smiles. We encourage you to contact our office and schedule a consultation to discuss which replacement option is right for your needs. We look forward to meeting you.