Family and Cosmetic Dentist - Livonia
31574 Schoolcraft Road
Livonia, MI 48150
Nature provides some interesting features in the mouths of both land and water beings. For example, did you know that elephant tusks are actually modified incisors? The visible part of the tooth arises from the upper jaw to form the familiar-looking tusk, while a quarter to a third of each tooth remains firmly embedded in the elephant's skull.
Sharks, on the other hand, have a much more disposable approach to teeth. They have about five rows of teeth on each of their upper and lower jaws that function somewhat like a conveyer belt. As one tooth is damaged or lost, a tooth in the next row replaces it. The sets of teeth rotate forward and new teeth continuously form in the rear.
Humans, once their "baby" teeth have been substituted with permanent ones, aren't as lucky as sharks when it comes to automatic tooth replacements. We are, however, fortunate that modern dentistry offers a variety of options that serve as the next best thing!
Options for replacing a missing tooth or teeth depend on a number of different factors, from quantity and location of missing teeth, to how healthy the patient's gums and jawbone are, to budgeting issues.
Please call us at 734-425-4530 to arrange for a full explanation of all your tooth replacement options, including one or a combination of the following:
We look forward to completing your smile!