Missing teeth may be embarrassing to deal with. Covering your mouth while smiling or talking could get frustrating, along with not being able to enjoy your favorite foods. Beyond this, allowing time in between missing teeth and replacing your teeth could cause your jawbone to begin deteriorating. It is also important to know, that with the number of technological advances occurring on a daily basis, you do not have to settle for the gaps. From dentures to dental implants, and everything in between, there is a solution to solve your problem. Here is a breakdown of some of the available options for your smile restoration.
Bridges: Bridges are made to fill the gaps in-between missing teeth. Bridges, like some dentures are removable and will eventually need to be replaced over time. Doctors tend to stay away from bridges unless it is the only solution, because they cover your natural teeth, which is not necessary.
Dentures: Dentures are typically removable, and are chosen by many patients because they are aesthetically pleasing and the price point is low. Dentures can be fragile, so it is important to take care of them gently. Dentures can also be snapped into place, with the help of dental implants. This provides more security to your smile.
Implants: Dental implants are a great option, as they provide a hygienic option for replacement teeth. Dental implants are permanent, stable and durable, so you never have to feel embarrassed about slipping or having your teeth move while you’re enjoying a meal.
There are many options now for missing teeth, and the above mentioned are just the tip of the iceberg. If you have missing teeth it is best to contact your dentist to figure out a solution for you. Your dentist will be able to walk you through every option available for your specific case, and help you choose based on type of replacement, and price. Dental restorations are uniquely designed for you, so call your doctor to schedule an appointment.