Your Options for Replacing Missing Teeth

Replacing your missing teeth can give you a beautiful smile while enhancing your oral health. What could be better than a stunning smile that feels amazing? 

Let’s discuss the different ways you can replace your missing teeth. 

Using a Dental Bridge to Fill in the Gap

One option for replacing a missing tooth is to create a dental bridge. Each of our patients receives a customized dental bridge designed to look and feel natural. 

A dental bridge consists of two dental crowns with a replacement tooth in the middle. The dental crowns act as anchors for the middle tooth and are bonded in place for stability. A dental bridge can keep your teeth from shifting and becoming crooked. A bridge can also give you a fully functional smile again, allowing you to eat and speak without a problem. 

For Optimal Results When Replacing Missing Teeth, Consider a Dental Implant

Dental implants are quickly becoming one of the most popular tooth replacement options. Like a dental bridge, an implant restores your tooth, preventing future shifting and making eating easier. 

Unlike a dental bridge, a dental implant uses a special post placed in your jaw. Not only does an implant provide extra stability and strength, but the new implant acts like a tooth root. Jawbone regrowth is encouraged by dental implants. 

You might ask what this means for you. Basically, the jawbone begins to deteriorate when a tooth is fully missing; a dental implant encourages bone regrowth and fusion instead, and that happens when the jaw fuses with your dental implant. An increase in bone density means stronger bones and a healthier smile! 

I am Missing Several Teeth. What Are My Options? 

When you have lost more than a few teeth, you may want to consider dentures. Our dentures can completely restore your teeth, giving you a full and beautiful smile! 

Dentures can either be traditional or implant supported. With traditional dentures, you can restore your smile, your ability to eat, and your confidence when you speak. Dentures can also provide support for your facial muscles. 

Our implant-supported dentures have the added stability and support of dental implants. If your gums are still healthy and if your jaw has enough bone density, consider implant-supported dentures to restore your smile. 

Smile Like You Mean It! 

Regardless of which option works best for your situation, you should feel confident in your smile again. Browse our site to find out more about dental bridges, dental implants, and dentures.