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Replace Missing Teeth – Portales, NM

Don’t Let Missing Teeth Ruin Your Smile!

Whether you realize it or not, you rely on all of your teeth to maintain a healthy mouth as well as to eat and speak properly. Losing just one tooth can upset the balance of your oral health, and it can even cause your jawbone to deteriorate over time. The good news is that while adult teeth don’t grow back, they can be replaced with a variety of durable, lifelike restorations. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Thompson today to discuss how you can fill in the gaps in your grin for good with custom options to replace missing teeth in Portales, NM.

Why Choose Peter L. Thompson, DDS for Replacing Missing Teeth?

  • Dental Implants Placed In-House
  • Natural-Looking Dental Bridges
  • Dental Office That Emphasizes Customer Service

Dental Bridges

Animated smile during dental bridge placement

If you are missing a tooth or multiple teeth, you understand the frustration and embarrassment that comes along with it. Missing teeth can have an impact on all areas of your life, making it hard to speak normally, enjoy your favorite foods, and smile with confidence.

Dental bridges can help revive your natural smile and correct shifting that has occurred in teeth surrounding a missing tooth. Sometimes called a partial denture, Dr. Thompson creates dental bridges from tooth colored porcelain and attaches them to the teeth adjoining a gap. Created in the shape of a natural tooth, the dental bridge acts as a permanent filler that can make your smile more youthful, radiant, and healthy.


An unfortunate fact of life is that our teeth age just like we do. Thankfully, with advances in modern dentistry, we can replace them with beautiful, secure, and natural looking dentures that mimic your natural teeth in form and function. Suffering the loss of your natural teeth can be difficult, but Dr. Thompson can provide a fantastic solution for you.

Dentures and partials are dental prosthetics, either removable or fixed, that replace missing teeth, working either by themselves or through attachments to dental implants. We will begin the process with a consultation to determine the best course for you, taking many factors into account, including your oral health and bone quantity and quality.

Restoration is critical for maintaining the health of your surrounding teeth, improving chewing and digestion, and restoring confidence. Dentures from your Portales dentist can help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted, without ever having to worry about whether they will stay in place or look natural. Your dentures will look, feel, and function just like your natural teeth!

Dental Implants

Dental implants are unlike traditional bridges and dentures. They don’t just replace the parts of the teeth that everyone else sees; they also act as new tooth roots that interact directly with the jawbone. Whether it’s a single implant-retained crown or a full implant denture, you can count on implant-retained prosthetics to stay firmly in place. They’ll also actively prevent the jawbone from breaking down thanks to the stimulation that they provide whenever you bite or chew.

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