Tooth Replacement Options in Birmingham, Alabama
Drs. Roden and Alling offer customized tooth restoration treatments to improve their patients’ oral health and confidence, including precision-placed dental implants and implant-based fixed dentures that can replace an entire upper and/or lower arch of teeth using the All-on-4® treatment concept. Each patient is different, so when you meet with us for your consultation appointment at our friendly practice in Birmingham, Alabama, we will discuss the restoration options that are best for your case, along with every detail of your proposed treatment.
Dental implants and dental implant-based restorations are the most lifelike solutions for tooth loss, but there are multiple other tooth restoration options available to replace missing or failing teeth.
Some of the most common tooth replacement options include the following:
- Dental Implants. Dental implants are a favorite tooth replacement solution for patients who need to restore a missing tooth or multiple missing teeth. They are incredibly lifelike and are so versatile in their use that they can anchor a single replacement tooth or a fixed bridge or complete fixed denture. Your implant-supported replacement crown will appear just like your natural tooth, completely restoring your smile visually and functionally. Dental implants are also good for your oral health because they keep your jaw bone healthy and protect it from the bone loss that can occur with missing teeth. Please visit our Dental Implant page and Dental Implant FAQ to learn more.
- Implant-Supported Dentures/All-on-4. Full-arch restorations using the All-on-4 treatment concept secure a permanent denture with just four dental implants for a full set of new, customized, and realistic teeth in one or both arches. The All-on-4 treatment concept offers quick, safe, and easy restorations. Please explore our All-on-4 page to learn more.
- Implant-Supported Bridges. When patients come to us seeking a permanent replacement for one or more missing teeth that are next to each other in the dental arch, we may recommend an implant-supported bridge for a superior alternative to traditional tooth-supported or removable replacement teeth. Implant-supported restorations are good for the health of the jaw bone and will last for many years.
- Tooth-Supported Bridges. Tooth-supported bridges bridge the gap created by a missing tooth and are an effective, nonremovable, and secure way to restore missing teeth that are beside each other in the dental arch. Though a popular and common solution to missing teeth, traditional bridgework usually needs to be replaced every few years, and since bridges are cemented in place using the teeth adjacent to the missing tooth/teeth, the healthy teeth that are used to anchor the bridge must be ground down or reshaped.
- Full or Partial Dentures. Full or partial dentures are the most well-known solution for replacing missing teeth. Dentures are entirely removable and are inexpensive, though, after prolonged wear, they will need to be adjusted or replaced. Many people find dentures to be satisfactory, but a majority find them to be uncomfortable and are self-conscious about how their dentures can slip during chewing or speaking.
To learn more about your options for tooth replacement at our practice and to determine which option is right for your case, we encourage you to request a consultation with Dr. Roden or Dr. Alling to discuss the restoration of your oral function and smile.