A tooth can cause a lot of trouble simply by not being there. Gaps in your smile don’t just look bad – they can throw off the alignment of other teeth and make it difficult to chew or speak.
Most patients opt to replace missing teeth with a removable partial denture. This is usually a small plate that fits snugly against your palate, snaps onto surrounding teeth, and suspends teeth over any gaps as needed.
But you’re not so keen on the idea that your false teeth can become dislodged or even lost. You’d prefer to spare yourself the embarrassment with a more fixed solution.
What are your options? River Ranch Dental has a couple of great options for you to choose from.
Fixed Dental Bridges
One classic method for replacing lost teeth is to simply bridge the gap. Two natural teeth will sport dental crowns that have a fake tooth or two cemented between them. This option is common, but it can be a bit annoying to keep clean.
Alternatively, you could get a dental implant placed in the bone where your tooth used to be. Dr. David Rivers will then design a gorgeous restoration to fit on the top of the implant. This new crown will fill in the gap in your smile and let you chew all your favorite foods. Because implants look and feel like natural teeth, you can brush and floss normally.
If you’re missing multiple teeth in one area, you can even combine implant and bridge technology to create a permanent restoration that spans a large gap.
Call our team in Midlothian today to find out which tooth replacement option is best for you.
Posted on behalf of River Ranch Dental