Some decisions are easy, like what to eat for lunch or which movie to see. Then there are harder choices, such as whether or not to restore your smile. While this should be an easy decision, the options for improving your smile can seem overwhelming. I would like to tell you about three choices for replacing missing teeth so that we can work together to make the decision easier, and find which is best for you.
The first option is implants. Implants are cylinders that are inserted surgically into the jaw where they serve as an anchor for replacement teeth. After a period of time, the implant eventually fuses to the bone in your jaw where it is stable and comfortable. Crowns that are attached to implants look and feel like natural teeth.
Another option is a fixed bridge. A fixed bridge is a type of restoration that fills the space where one or more teeth have been lost. It is bonded or cemented into place and only a dentist can remove it.
The third choice is a removable partial denture, which usually has replacement teeth fixed to a plastic base that matches the color of your gums. A removable partial denture can be taken out of the mouth for cleaning. Although removable partial dentures may be less expensive, fixed bridges may feel more stable and comfortable.
Please contact our office to make an appointment. As always, it is a pleasure to provide you with quality dental care.