Over time, teeth reach a point where they cannot be restored properly with a filling or a crown. Therefore, when a tooth needs to be replaced, your dentist can discuss all replacement options including: dental implant, bridge, or a removable option. All options have their pros and cons, and with the help of your dentist, you can determine what will be the best treatment for your individual mouth.
Both bridges and removable partials utilize your own teeth to help replace a tooth that is missing. Bridges are fixed to the adjacent areas of the missing tooth and do not come in and out of your mouth. Partials replace all necessary missing teeth, but do come in and out of your mouth. Both options are great treatment options to replace your teeth. However, the gold standard of treatment to replace a missing tooth is a dental implant.
With the combined efforts of our specialty office, dental implants can be a smooth process to help replace your tooth.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are prosthetics surgically placed to replace missing teeth, and over the course of a few months, fuse with the bone and become what would be the root of the missing tooth. Healing time varies with each individual case; however, once fully integrated, the implant will allow for a permanent crown to be placed on the surface and act as your natural tooth.
If you are interested in implants or have more questions feel free to call our office and set up a comprehensive exam and consultation with one of our doctors! Our team will come up with a treatment plan and will help coordinate your appointments with our specialty doctors.