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3 Options to Replace Missing Teeth

3 Options to Replace Missing Teeth

An empty space caused by missing teeth is no longer something you’re stuck with for life. With the help of time-perfected dental technology and restorative dentistry, you can get right back to smiling and eating with confidence.

Why Replace Your Tooth?

A missing tooth might not seem like that big of a deal, especially if it’s a back one that few people will notice.

What you need to know is that the absence of one tooth can quickly affect many others. Your teeth are constantly on the move. They drift towards the front of the mouth until they’re stopped by the tooth ahead of them.

What if there is no neighboring tooth?

Your other teeth are now prone to drifting right out of place and tipping over as they try to fill that empty gap. With your tooth out of alignment, it will be more prone to oral diseases like tooth decay and periodontitis.

1. Partial Dentures

This option is a removable and non-invasive false tooth. It snaps in around your healthy teeth, replacing several missing teeth at once.

2. Dental Bridge

Two crowns on either side of a gap suspend a false crown between them. A bridge requires some special cleaning and compromises the two crowned anchoring teeth.

3. Dental Implants

Your most permanent option, implants look and feel and function just like normal teeth. Once in place, you’ll forget it’s even there. They can support crowns, bridges, or even dentures.

Midlothian Smile Restoration

Dr. Rivers is currently welcoming new patients! If you are missing a tooth and would like to close up that distracting gap in your smile, call our Ellis County dentist office today to schedule an appointment. We’re happy to discuss your options and recommend the treatment that’s right for you.

Posted on behalf of River Ranch DentalĀ