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Prosthodontics

Missing teeth impact your quality of life. Receiving replacement prosthesis addresses issues related with missing teeth. At Wind River Dental Care in Lander, Drs. Michael Shane and Jeffery Hammond offer prosthodontic care to replace missing teeth and restore function in the smile.

What is Prosthodontics?

Prosthodontics is a field in dentistry that focuses on replacing missing teeth with dental prosthesis, or artificial teeth. Patients missing teeth due to decay or trauma will require treatment with prosthodontics to restore the esthetics and functions of their smile.

Prosthodontic care includes the following procedures:

Crowns protect damaged teeth or, with the help of dental implants, replace a single missing tooth. We offer same-day crowns generated using CEREC technology.

Bridges replace one or more teeth using adjacent healthy teeth or dental implants as anchors.

Veneers are thin porcelain shells that cover teeth to hide internal stains and adjust the shape of the tooth. These restorations are usually made for the front teeth most visible in a smile.

Full and Partial Dentures can replace any number of teeth using an anchored base crafted to imitate the appearance of natural gums.

Dental implants are the most comprehensive ways to replace a tooth. These restorations replace the entire tooth, from the root to its crown. The dentists at Wind River Dental Care can both place and restore dental implants, allowing patients to receive all their prosthetic needs under one roof.

As part of our services, we offer patients looking to restore a row up to an entire arch the option of receiving removable or fixed prosthodontics. We provide implant-supported removable overdentures as well as fixed dentures for patients looking for improved comfort and flexibility.

Problems with Missing Teeth

At Wind River Dental Care, we do everything we can to save natural teeth. However, when saving natural teeth is not possible, finding a replacement become the next best thing.

If left unaddressed, missing teeth cause several problems, such as signs of premature aging and difficulty eating and speaking. Moreover, spaces left by missing teeth cause adjacent teeth to shift and the jawbone to deteriorate. Depending on your condition, you may benefit more from a specific type of prosthesis.

Learn More

Find out more about how prosthodontics can help replace missing teeth and improve your quality of life. Call or visit Wind River Dental Care in Lander, WY and schedule an appointment with Dr. Hammond or Dr. Shane today!