Carlton Dental
Dr. Leif Gambee

What is the best way to replace a missing tooth?

Dental Implants

Dental implants are considered the gold standard when it comes to replacing missing teeth, but dental implants are not right for every one. While we provide many dental implants to patients in the Carlton, OR area, you might want another option.

Not every patient is an ideal candidate for dental implants. If you have significant bone loss or take certain medications, such as bisphosphonates, we can offer another alternative to meet your unique needs.

Dental Bridges

Dental bridges do not require surgery and can replace one or more missing teeth. Dental bridges do require us to alter adjacent healthy teeth, which is something you should consider.

Partial Dentures

If you have multiple missing teeth, a partial denture might be a better alternative. Partial dentures will blend in with your smile and are removable. You will need regular dental check-ups to make sure that your partial fits well and none of the clasps become bent.

Full Dentures

A full denture will replace all of the teeth on the upper or lower arch. If you are picturing the old boxy dentures of the past, we are here to update that idea. Today’s dentures take into account the patient’s gender, facial structure, and skin tone for a natural result.

Contact our Carlton dental office to learn more about how to replace missing teeth.

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Covid-19 Update

We are doing our part and help get everyone through the current dilemma. We will be consolidating some of our clinics but otherwise continue to provide urgent and emergency dental care. We will be donating our extra supplies to local hospitals to help them in their effort to better care for those affected.

To also help, we are now expanding our hours in some of our clinics from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday.  We hope these extended hours will not only better serve our patients but will help keep dental emergencies from overloading value space in emergency rooms.