When you look at the above image, what do you see? To most of us, it is the image of the worst case dental scenario -- tooth loss. In the forefront, the ceramic impression projects an portrait of a mouth fallen into disrepair. And to the untrained eye, the scene already has all the makings of an untenable situation.
But to those who dare to avert their gaze to the periphery, their curiosity will be rewarded by the discovery of high standard solutions for replacing lost teeth. A discerning eye may spot a metal abutment which is a component attached to the primary post when a dental implant is placed. Another eagle eye may spot what looks like three immaculately white crowns polished to a stunning shine so uniform it reveals that they are fused together. And those worn down teeth depicted by the ceramic model? Those will be used to anchor the glamorous set of crowns, or Dental Bridge, that will fill in the gap left behind.
Tooth loss is an ailment that no one should have to endure. At Petrie, Storer & Associates we understand that your beautiful smile is not only part of your identity and essential to your confidence, but also a crucial element of your health. And in this informational series we will provide you with the information you need regarding Dental Bridges and Dental Implants so that you can better understand your treatment options.