Can missing teeth be replaced?
Yes, there are a variety of ways to replace missing teeth including dentures, partial dentures, dental implants, and bridges.
If you’re missing a couple of teeth, a dental bridge is an affordable option. Like its name, a dental bridge bridges a gap of missing teeth by using false teeth and crowns. Since bridges must have adjacent teeth to connect the bridge, if no natural teeth are available, dental implants can be used to anchor the bridge.
If you’re missing a full mouth of teeth, dentures are an affordable option. Dentures are a dental prosthetic that sits on top of gums. Today’s dentures come in a variety of materials and can be removable or implant-supported to provide more stability.
Partial dentures are an option if you still have some of your natural teeth. Partial dentures have a pink-colored base and either metal or plastic framework that is attached to adjacent teeth. Partial dentures are convenient, removable, and affordable.
Dental implants are another great solution for missing teeth. While they are generally are the most expensive form of dental restoration, they have many advantages. They look and function like natural teeth, they’re permanent, and they help prevent bone loss and gum recession.Back to When to Get Dentures