Whether you are missing teeth from an accident or advanced gum disease, it is important to get them replaced as soon as possible. Missing teeth compromise the structure of your jaw bone and alignment of your teeth. Patients with missing teeth are more prone to developing gum disease, jaw recession and additional tooth loss. Missing teeth can also effect your quality of life, making it difficult to speak, eat and interact in social settings. Holladay, UT dentist Dr. Val Ludlow offers a range of dental treatments for the replacement of missing teeth that fit different lifestyles, cosmetic goals and budgets.
Dr. Ludlow and our entire dental care team treat each patient on an individual basis. We will work with you to build a treatment plan that will restore your oral health and meet your cosmetic goals. Dr. Ludlow is a highly trained and experienced cosmetic and restorative dentist and implements the latest dental technology for optimal oral health care. Through the use of modern dental materials and technique, Dr. Ludlow provides natural looking, comfortable and durable solutions for replacing missing teeth.
Treatments For Missing Teeth
- Dental Bridges: Dental bridges can replace one or several consecutive missing teeth. Using existing teeth as an anchor, a dental bridge is custom fabricated and fit to your mouth. Dental bridges are traditionally removable but can also be secured with a dental implant.
- Dentures: Dentures can replace a full mouth of missing teeth. Modern dentures are custom made to fit your smile and are more natural looking than ever. Dentures can be secured with implants for a permanent and comfortable dental restoration.
- Dental Implants: Dental implants are a revolutionary development in modern dentistry. Tiny titanium posts are surgically implanted into your jaw bone. The post fuses with your natural bone to become a prosthetic root structure for long term structural support. Once healed, a custom fabricated dental crown, bridge or denture will be permanently secured for optimal oral health and natural, high functioning results. Dr. Ludlow also provides All-On-Four dental implants for patients with compromised bone structure.