Missing teeth must be replaced to restore function and appearance. Alpine dentist Dr. Larsen recommends tooth replacement as soon as possible to restore chewing ability and prevent bite problems. At Alpine Dental Care, our team of professionals work together to choose a replacement solution that fits your needs, preferences and budget. We offer bridges, implant-retained dentures and dental implants.
Bridges are appliances that fill isolated spaces left by missing teeth. A traditional fixed bridge is composed of crowns attached to teeth on either side or one side of the gap (abutment teeth) and an artificial tooth in the middle (pontic). Implant bridges are similar, but they are anchored by dental implants instead of abutment teeth. Implant bridges can be attached by screws or cemented in place.
Dentures are used when all teeth in the upper or lower jaw are missing. Instead of sitting on your gums, the dentures are held in place by dental implants that are embedded into your jaw bone. Your dentist in Highland offers implant-retained dentures for superior function and aesthetics.
Dr. Larsen also replaces missing teeth with individual implants. The implant is placed in the jaw, the area is allowed to heal, and the artificial tooth is attached on top. The attachment can be a screw and socket type or a metal bar with a clip.
Our talented team has extensive experience with teeth replacement cases that range from the simple to the complex. Your dentist works with the best implant specialists in the area to give you dedicated and superior care from consultation to follow-up visits. We understand that it can be daunting to undergo implant surgery, so we make sure that you are completely comfortable before we proceed.
Find out which tooth replacement solution is right for you. Call 801-784-1031 now or schedule a consultation online.