Are you missing at least one tooth? You’re not alone. It is estimated that 178 million Americans have at least one lost tooth, and around 40 million Americans have lost all their teeth. To enjoy a better quality of life, it’s important to replace those teeth with artificial alternatives that meet your needs. Dr. Harder can provide expert, compassionate care that brings back the smile and confidence you’ve lost.
This restoration is designed for replacing one or more teeth that are in a row and are flanked by two healthy teeth. A bridge consists of one or more prosthetic teeth bonded to a dental crown on each end. These end caps are placed on top of the surrounding teeth to anchor the bridge in place. Not only is this method secure and visually appealing, but it also keeps the rest of the teeth from moving into the gap. In addition, a bridge gives you back your ability to chew as you used to.
For centuries, full and partial dentures have helped those who suffer from tooth loss regain their smiles. Although the principle is the same, technology and advanced materials make modern dentures more attractive and functional than ever. Dentures are prosthetic teeth that are attached to a gum-colored plastic base, and they are held in place either with suction or clasps. Whether you’re missing several teeth throughout your arch or all of them, we can create a denture that fits you comfortably and meets your specific needs.
As advanced and affordable as they are these days, traditional-type dentures are certainly not perfect. For many, they can feel uncomfortable and require frequent adjustments. Also, they often make the wearer look older. Strickland’s Fountain of Youth Dentures are different. From the beginning, they are designed with your comfort, fit, and appearance in mind. To learn more about this revolutionary type of denture, contact our Moses Lake office to make an appointment.
Dental implants are a helpful option for tooth replacement that can do much more than bridges or denture alone. They provide natural-looking repairs for missing teeth, and they also help restore proper oral function and health. For implants, an oral surgeon inserts titanium posts into the jawbone to act as stable tooth roots. Once you complete this step, Dr. Harder will attach a prosthetic tooth to improve your overall appearance and your biting power, giving you a new lease on life.