3 Treatments to Replace Missing Teeth
Do you have a missing tooth (or perhaps several missing teeth) that needs replacing? Is it affecting your confidence or ability to chew your food? When it comes to tooth replacement, advancement in dentistry over the past years has ensured you have only the best choices to choose from. Here are 3 of the most common options for replacing missing teeth:
Dental implants are often the top choice for patients looking for a tooth replacement option that is long-term and comfortable. With the right maintenance, your dental implants can last a lifetime. Be it a single tooth, or multiple missing teeth, your dental implants can support a variety of restorations to match this including crowns, bridges and dentures.
A dental bridge is traditionally 3-4 dental crowns bonded together side-by-side. The end crowns are secured to neighboring natural teeth in order to bridge the missing gap between. The key criteria here is to have healthy teeth that are capable of supporting the bridge. Implants may also be used for this restoration.
The most budget-friendly option available are usually dentures. Dentures, full or partial, are a set of removable prosthetic teeth secured to your gums. This option can feel bulky at times and may slip around, but prove to be the most cost-effective, if this is a top priority for you. Implant-retained dentures may prove to be a great in-between solution as they are more secure but also removable.
At Studfield Dental Group we provide a variety of treatment choices depending on your individual needs, your budget and lifestyle. Simply contact us for an initial consultation and we’ll help outline which methods would suit you best!