What are my options for replacing missing teeth?
There are several options for replacing teeth today including dentures, dental implants, and bridges, each with its own set of advantages and disadvantages.
Dentures are a popular tooth replacement option because they are fairly invasive and affordable. Depending on how many missing teeth you have, you may need a complete denture or a partial denture. Dentures can be removable or attached to dental implants for more security.
Bridges are also affordable and fairly invasive. A dental bridge simply bridges the gap between missing teeth using crowns. Bridges function and look like natural teeth and don’t require removal for cleaning.
Dental implants are often the preferred method of tooth replacement because they look, feel, and function like natural teeth. They’re also designed to last a lifetime. However, dental implants require surgery and aren’t for everyone. You need to have a healthy jawbone or may need bone grafting. Dental implants are also the most expensive form of dental restoration.
If you’re looking for ways to replace your missing teeth, be sure to talk with your dentist about your options. They’ll be able to recommend the best treatment for your based on your specific needs and budget.Back to When to Get Dentures