When it comes to correcting missing teeth, there are three go-to methods: dental bridges, dental implants, and dentures. The type of procedure that will work best for you will depend on your oral health, the number of missing teeth, and so on. In any case, all of these procedures have proven to be highly effective in restoring a smile that is missing teeth.
Replacing Missing Teeth With Dental Bridges
When placed on the teeth, dental bridges are literal bridges: they are frequently used to bridge the gap that exists when you are missing one or two teeth. Bridges require the use of two crowns which are placed on the teeth on either side of the missing tooth/teeth. In between the two natural teeth is a false tooth that then completes your smile. Dental bridges can make almost any smile full and new again. Patients also find that having dental bridges allows for the force of chewing and biting to be evenly distributed as well as the ability to ensure that the remaining teeth do not shift out of position. Bridges don’t work if you have no natural teeth to which the crowns can be secured. In these cases, either dental implants or dentures (or a combination thereof) are recommended.
Dental Implants For Tooth Replacement
Though the pricier and most complex option, dental implants can also be used to correct
missing teeth. With dental implants, not only will you have a new smile, but the foundation of your smile will be stronger than ever. Dental implants are crafted to fit inconspicuously and permanently within your mouth. No one will be able to tell that you have them! Many patients have found that after having dental implants, not only are their smiles beautiful but talking, eating, and chewing is suddenly easier and more comfortable. The great thing about dental implants is that they are durable and if installed properly, dental implants can be a highly successful fix to missing teeth. Dental Implants also encourage bone retention within the jaw, which is something that traditional dentures and dental bridges do not do.
Dentures To Replace Multiple Missing TeethDentures have been in use for centuries now, but they’ve only recently started to become truly practical and comfortable. Dentures can replace a group of teeth or an entire arch, and can either be secured with traditional adhesive or, preferably with dental implants. When made correctly and secured with implants, dentures can be as comfortable and strong as natural teeth.
Are missing teeth ruining your self-esteem? Do you want to be able to show off your smile without second guessing or hiding it? If so cosmetic dentistry is right for you! Through the use of dental bridges, dental implants, or dentures, Dr. Siegel can restore your smile into one that you will absolutely love showing off. Dr. Siegel will work with you to ensure that, in just a few visits, you have the smile of your dreams. Contact our dental office today to get started!