Single vs. Multiple Tooth Replacement
If you are missing one or more teeth, it is important to fill the gap for a number of reasons, not the least of which to protect your oral health. Whether you lost teeth from trauma, periodontal (gum) disease, or other factors, missing teeth can cause adjacent teeth to shift and lead to bone loss in the jaw. As a result, the remaining healthy teeth may become loose and more vulnerable to decay. Our dentists at True Dentistry provide a variety of tooth replacement options to help you restore both form and function of your teeth. Our treatments are state-of-the-art and custom-designed to deliver natural-looking, long-lasting results.
For more information, or to schedule a consultation with one of our dental professionals, please contact our practice and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
Tooth Replacement Options
At True Dentistry, you have three main options for replacing missing teeth: dental bridges, dentures, or dental implants. Bridges are composed of one or more artificial teeth surrounded by two crowns, which are attached to surrounding healthy teeth. While they make a great solution for some people, they can also cause teeth to weaken over time. In addition, a gap from multiple missing teeth may be too wide for bridges to be an effective option.
Dentures, on the other hand, are especially beneficial for patients needing several teeth replaced. Partial dentures secure to surrounding teeth for support, filling in large gaps between. Unfortunately, this solution can be uncomfortable and can shift along the gumline, making eating and talking difficult. To remedy this, your dentist may recommend dental implants or implant-supported dentures.
Why Choose Dental Implants
Dental implants are often seen as the ideal method of replacing one or more missing teeth, as they are most similar to your real teeth. They can replace a single tooth, multiple teeth, or support dentures in the All On Four procedure. Unlike bridges or dentures, dental implants replace the missing tooth root, which ultimately preserves the bone in your jaw. Another benefit of implants is that they don’t affect surrounding teeth. Instead, they fuse to your jaw, acting as a single tooth. They are also permanently fixed, which prevents slippage or inconveniences while eating.
The advanced solution of dental implants can provide a natural look and feel that is incomparable to alternative methods. During your consultation, one of our dentists will examine your mouth and help you understand how each tooth replacement solution can affect your smile.
Contact True Dentistry
Should you have any questions regarding dental implants, or if you would like to set up an appointment to discuss your options, please contact us today.