It’s not until we’re missing one that we realize how much impact a tooth or our teeth have on our lives. A gap from a missing tooth can be a source of embarrassment and discomfort. So, it makes sense that if you need a tooth replacement, you will want to consider all of your options. So what are the best teeth replacement options?
1. Dental Implants
Dental implants are one of the best teeth replacements because of their strength, permanence, and natural appearance.
A dental implant uses a screw as an artificial tooth root that bonds to the natural bone over time. The false tooth, or crown, that is attached to the root blends in with your other teeth, with a matching color and shaped to fit your bite.
Not only do dental implants allow you to chew with confidence, but they are the only solution to a lost tooth that prevents jaw erosion. When a dental implant is installed, your bone and gums will heal, creating a strong structure for the new tooth to affix to.
Because of their durability, dental implants are often more cost-effective than other teeth replacement options.
Dental implants also do not require that the teeth beside your implant be modified for fit.
2. Dental Bridges
A dental bridge is another option for teeth replacement that looks natural and fills in the gap of missing teeth.
A dental bridge is a section of three or more teeth. The teeth adjacent to the missing spot are shaved down and the bridge is fitted onto them to be affixed. The attachment method is similar to a cap. There are also bridges that attach to the adjacent teeth rather than fully capping them.
Dental bridges are one of the best teeth replacement options if your jaw is not strong enough to support a dental implant. They are also more cost-effective and a quicker process than dental implants.
What makes a dental implant a better choice for replacing teeth? Bridges, while quite strong and durable, rely on the surrounding teeth for their strength. They can put a strain on these teeth or your bridge could fail if these teeth become too weak.
3. A Combination Approach
Sometimes patients require a unique approach to missing teeth. At Hanson Dental, we use our expertise and the best technology to provide every patient with the best teeth replacement solutions for the circumstances.
For example, when a patient is missing a molar and several adjacent teeth, they may require a dental implant that a bridge can attach to.
Other solutions include implant-supported fixed bridges, tooth-supported fixed bridges, and resin-bonded bridges.
Don’t Delay Find the Best Teeth Replacement Solution for You Today!
You deserve the best smile. We can make missing teeth become a fading memory in your life. If you’re ready to restore your smile, make an appointment to learn if a dental implant or bridge is the best solution for your oral health.
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