Losing your teeth can lead to a number of oral health concerns, including a reduction in proper nutrition and loss of jawbone density. In order to restore the health and function of your smile you may benefit from replacement teeth. Do you need a dental prosthetic? Find out your options for enjoying a whole smile once again.

Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Prosthetics

Question: How does tooth loss impact my smile?

Answer: Losing a tooth can lead to a number of potential problems, including further tooth loss, dissolving jawbone tissue, changes in facial structures, and misalignment. Advanced tooth loss can mean the patient must subsist on soft foods only, reducing nutritional intake.

Question: Do I qualify for a dental bridge?

Answer: Most people qualify for dental bridges. If a patient loses one or more teeth in a row then we will create a set of replacement teeth. Dental crowns will be placed on either side. We add the crowns to the natural teeth on each side of the gap in the smile. The new teeth are then anchored into place.

Question: Who benefits from dentures?

Answer: We provide dentures for patients who have lost most or all of their teeth. Dentures consist of a gumlike base made from a acrylic material. There will also be a full set of lifelike teeth. Held in place with either suction or an adhesive, the new teeth will allow the patient to eat and speak with comfort and ease.

Question: How do dental implants function?

Answer: Dental implants consist of two main parts. The root is in the form of a biocompatible titanium post that is inserted into the jawbone. The top is a dental crown that looks natural and can withstand bite forces and pressures. This is one of the more secure and long lasting options for replacing missing teeth.


Dallas TX dentist, Dr. Diep Truong, DDS offers a comfortable dental care employing the latest in cutting-edge dental technology. We strive to make sure our patients in Dallas and Richardson have access to innovative preventive, cosmetic, and restorative procedures. To schedule an appointment, call Viva Dental Family Dentistry at (214) 337-7800 (Dallas) or (972) 437-6000 (Richardson).