Tooth Replacement Options
It is wise to maintain a healthy and attractive smile. If you are missing one or more teeth, you may be aware of their importance to your overall appearance. All the teeth work together to help in chewing, speaking and smile. Fortunately, missing teeth can be replaced and would help maintain a healthy and attractive smile!
Dental implants are much like your own teeth, they act as a root in your jawbone to which a crown is placed on top. Dental implants can also be used to anchor dentures. Most patients find that this option is secure and stable and a good replacement for their own tooth. Ask your dentist if you are a good candidate.
Another dental option is a fixed bridge. This option is used to restore an area in your mouth which you have a span caused by a missing tooth/teeth. A fixed bridge is bonded or cemented into place and can improve your dental health. Ask your dentist if you are a good candidate for this treatment option.
Removable Bridges/Partial Dentures
Depending on your situation, a removable bridge/partial denture may be for you. As the name says, this option is meant to be taken out of your mouth for ease of cleaning. It can also be used when multiple teeth are missing. Ask your dentist if this may be a viable option for you.