While Dr. Kirlough and the rest of our team will always work hard to help patients maintain a fully natural, healthy smile through the years, tooth loss can still happen in unfortunate ways. Thankfully, it doesn’t have to be permanent! Kirlough Family Dentistry offers several high-quality services that can replenish lifelike tooth structure in long-lasting ways, whether you have a single gap or need a fully rebuilt arch. Contact us in Middleburg Heights, OH to schedule a dedicated consultation today.
Dental bridges can replace multiple missing teeth along the same arch, as long as they used to appear consecutively. This style of prosthetic works by relying on two dental crowns as anchors, which are placed over neighboring healthy teeth. As a result, the final fit of the new bridge is sturdy, functional, and lifelike. Bridges can also be attached with dental implants, which are the healthier, longer-lasting option.
The loss of several natural teeth or even an entire arch can leave patients struggling to eat favorite foods, speak with friends, and make it through each day with their self-confidence intact. Thankfully, Dr. Kirlough can design the ideal denture for your one-of-a-kind smile. Several styles are available, including traditional full and partial prosthetics that sit atop the gum line and implant-retained dentures that anchor to placed dental implants for added permanence and security.
While traditional tooth replacement services only replace the crown (white portion) of the natural tooth, modern dental implants start with the root beneath the gum tissue, establishing a healthy, enduring foundation that will thrive for decades to come. In today’s world, implants are the premier solution for tooth loss because of their outstanding aesthetics, lifelike durability, and unparalleled lifespans.