Replacing a Missing Tooth
If at any point in time you have had to extract a tooth other than a third molar, you want to look at what your options are for replacing the tooth. A missing tooth significantly impacts the quality of life in several ways. It can negatively affect your self-confidence, nutrition, oral health and overall well being.
There are a lot of options for replacing missing teeth, and our doctors can speak to you about these options as a way to help you choose the most suitable option.
A few of the options our doctors can talk to you about include:
Dental Implants – generally considered to be the best replacement for your tooth, a dental implant most accurately imitate your natural tooth.
Partial Denture – Partials are usually a choice for patients with multiple missing teeth. Like a puzzle piece, a partial-denture anchors to your teeth with metal clasps and holds prosthetic teeth that fill in open spaces.
Dental Bridge – With this, a prosthetic tooth is used to substitute for your missing tooth and uses your healthy teeth as anchors.
Full Denture – This happens to be the best choice for patients who are missing, all, or most, of their teeth. A full denture is a detachable prosthetic mainly crafted from acrylic.