Prosthetic Dentistry

Custom Prostheses to Rebuild Your Smile

Your healthy teeth are naturally resilient, but without the help of constantly good hygiene and general dental care, they can quickly become vulnerable to wide range of issues. When left untreated, many of these issues can lead to the loss of one or more teeth, which in turn can have a significant impact on your long-term oral health. Prosthetic dentistry is the art of creating, placing, and maintaining lifelike replacement teeth, such as dental bridges, partial dentures, complete dentures, and dental implants. With a custom prosthesis, you can still enjoy the comfort and confidence of a full, beautiful smile even after having lost one or more of your permanent teeth.

Prosthetic Dentistry Options

Modern dental prostheses are designed to closely resemble your healthy, natural teeth. Yet, replacing lost teeth is about much more than just your smile’s appearance. Every single lost tooth has a significant impact on the rest of your teeth, diminishing the balance and force of your bite. It also increases your risks of issues such as tooth decay, gum disease, and more. To avoid these issues, Dr. Burds can custom-design a durable, lifelike prosthesis based on the ideal size, shape, and contour of your lost teeth.

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Schedule a Prosthetic Dentistry Consultation

After you’ve lost one or more teeth, you can restore your smile’s health, beauty, and function with a custom dental prosthesis. To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling Dr. Burds and Gateway Dental Group in downtown Des Moines, IA, today at (515) 244-9565. We also proudly serve patients from West Des Moines, Ankeny, Urbandale, Johnston, and all surrounding communities.