Whether due to periodontal disease or injury, tooth loss can occur and lead to serious oral health complications. Fortunately, we have restorative options for replacing missing teeth, even if you’ve lost a majority of them. Let’s look at the missing tooth replacement options we have for patients in Parkville, MO.

Dental Bridges

For those missing between one and three teeth in a row, we may be able to help with a dental bridge. We first prepare the teeth on either side of the gap in your smile, making room for the crowns. Detailed impressions will then be taken and used to design and create the bridge. The prosthetic consists of the new teeth, also known as pontics, with dental crowns attached to each end. We place the crowns, which hold the new teeth firmly in place. The prosthetic will be created using lifelike materials, ensuring your new teeth and crowns blend with the rest of your smile seamlessly.

Full and Partial Dentures

For those with severe tooth loss, a denture may be necessary. Again, we will take impressions of your smile, which will be employed in a dental lab to design and then fabricate the dentures. The teeth will be made using ceramic or zironcia, while the “gum” portion will be a base made from acrylic, all designed to match the rest of your smile.

A partial addresses advanced tooth loss for those that don’t yet need a full denture. The partial consists of new teeth, an acrylic base, and metal clasps that attach to the remaining natural teeth and hold the new ones securely in place. The full consists of a complete row of teeth and will be held in place with natural suction. Both options help restore function, beauty, and health to your smile. If you have any questions about addressing tooth loss, then contact our team today. We’re ready to help with our custom-made dental prosthetics!


At Bailey Dental Care, we help repair teeth with a lifelike dental filling. To learn more, schedule a consultation, call Bailey Dental Care in Parkville, MO, today at (816) 452-9700.