Missing teeth won’t only affect your ability to smile to those around you. It can also have major implications for your oral and overall health in the long-term. Eating certain foods may prove difficult and your risk for future tooth loss only gets higher with every additional tooth lost. Thankfully, Cornerstone Family Dental has multiple solutions to help you replace teeth. To learn which solution works best for you, give our office a call!
One of the most common tooth replacement options available today includes dental bridges. If you need to replace one or multiple teeth at a time, this sturdy solution can fill the gap within your arch. Much like single crowns, bridges are anchored by natural teeth. Keep in mind that your healthy teeth need to be minimally filed down in order to accommodate the bridge. If you’d prefer to retain as much tooth structure as possible, implant-retained bridges may be a more appropriate solution.
Considering how long full and partial dentures have been around, it’s no surprise that they’ve become quite popular among our older patients. Today, dentures have become more lifelike and affordable than ever before. Your denture will be customized to be as comfortable and reliable as possible, regardless of the number of teeth you need to replace. If you’d prefer to have a restoration that’s more permanent, implant-retained dentures are worth considering as well.
If you’re looking for the most comprehensive solution to tooth replacement, dental implants are going to be your best bet. Our office recommends dental implants because of their durability, longevity, aesthetics and function even after multiple decades of use. By replacing both the crown and root portion of your tooth, you maintain the integrity of your oral health in the best way possible. Once fully integrated, neither you nor those around you will be able to tell the difference between your implant and your natural teeth.