Bridges are a way to replace a missing tooth by utilizing the teeth on either side of the space to bridge the gap of the space a missing tooth creates.
Partial and Complete Dentures
A Partial Denture replaces some of the teeth and a Complete Denture replaces all of the teeth in the upper or lower jaw for the patient. New materials can be used to make partial dentures virtually undetectable. Gone are the days of unsightly metal or clasps that are visible when you smile! Dentures can be delivered to the same day as extractions are done for the patient. This process assures the patient will never be left without teeth!
Dental implants are used to anchor a number of different restorations for the patient to replace a single tooth, a few missing teeth, or an entire arch of missing teeth. A single implant can be used to replace one tooth with an abutment and crown over top. Several teeth can be replaced with an implant bridge. A whole arch of teeth can be replaced with several treatment options. Talk to Dr. Skelly or the staff at Skelly Smiles to see which option is right for you!