What Are My Options After Losing a Tooth?


Regardless of how you lost a tooth, there are several options for replacing teeth nowadays. The options we offer are all practical and ensure the replacement tooth elicits the look and feel of a natural tooth. So, if you are ready to get a dental implant or bridge to replace your missing tooth/teeth, our expert dental team is here for you. In this post, we uncover three popular and practical teeth replacement options along with their associated benefits.


Dental Implants


Dental implants are the most common type of tooth replacement. They are reliable, durable, and effective. Additionally, dental implants elicit the look and feel of a natural tooth so you can eat and speak as you would like without discomfort. However, it’s important to note that tooth replacement with dental implants is not an instant process. The first step is root replacement using metal screws. This will act as an anchor for the tooth placed on top. Once the initial implant heals, you will then get a crown, which is what mimics a tooth.


An Implant Supported Bridge


If you have two or more teeth missing consecutively, implant supported bridges are the best option. However, it’s important to bear in mind that this process is not instant. In the case of implant supported bridges, the tooth at the end of the sequence is secured with implants. The teeth in the middle are held in place without screws. You will find that implant-supported dental bridges are equally as effective as dental implants, but are a better option if you have more than one missing tooth. As with implants, they are durable and elicit a natural look.


Tooth Supported Bridges


Tooth-supported bridges use your existing teeth as support for the placement of a bridge. Instead of implants on two distal teeth, crowns are placed on teeth next to the gap. The replacement teeth are then cemented into place. A few benefits of tooth supported bridges include: they can be completed in just a few dental visits, they provide the same realistic look and feel as a dental implant, and there is no surgery involved.


Dental implants, implant supported bridges, and tooth supported bridges are our top recommended procedures to replace a missing tooth or teeth. Since each person’s dental work is unique and specific, it’s important to schedule a consultation so our dental team can determine the best route of action for you. We look forward to hearing from you!

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