Missing A Tooth? Here’s The Best Way To Replace It
Missing Tooth Replacement Options
A gap-toothed grin may look funny, but a missing tooth is no laughing matter, especially if it’s one (or more) of your front ones.
Thankfully 21st century dentistry affords options to both dentists & dental patients dealing with a missing tooth or two.
Replacing a missing tooth not only restores your smile to it’s healthiest state, it’s also a boost to your self-confidence.
To address missing teeth, each treatment option recommended to you is specifically designed according to your unique dental health needs and preferences.
For some patients, the best treatment is a traditional dental bridge. Bridges are custom-made and anchored in place by adjacent healthy teeth.
Notice we didn’t say dentures, this is because dentures are not considered a very healthy option to replace one or more missing teeth.
This is primarily due to the bone-loss associated with dentures, without the root of a tooth jawbone begins to actually erode.
2 Healthy Options To Replace Missing Teeth
Traditional Dental Bridges
Dental bridges literally bridge the gap in your smile.
A dental bridge closes the space left by a missing tooth with a prosthetic tooth, called a pontic.
On either side of the pontic is a dental crown that is permanently secured to the nearby tooth, this is known as an abutment tooth.
Once fixed, a dental bridge restores your smile back to it’s healthy appearance. But it’s not just about looks, dental bridges allow you to speak, bite, and chew with the utmost confidence.
Dental Implant Crowns
In some cases, a dental implant and crown is the best solution to restore a missing or lost tooth.
Dental implants are often considered the best option, as they are permanently anchored into the jaw and can typically last a lifetime with proper smile maintenance.
The structural component of a dental implant is a small post, made from biocompatible material – most often, titanium.
After the post is anchored into your jawbone, your jawbone actually grows around the post, securing it in place and mimicking the root of your natural tooth.
This is why dental implants are considered the healthiest option for one or more missing teeth.
Once your jaw is totally healed from the actual surgery, a dental crown is secured to the post of the implant.
At that point, you’re good to go!
Get the Best Replacement for Your Missing Tooth
Losing a tooth can be devastating to your smile’s appearance and your dental health.
Replacing your missing tooth with a customized, lifelike dental prosthesis that will restore your bite and your confidence.
To see if you’re a good candidate for a dental bridge or a dental implant and crown, schedule a consultation by calling Wayne Dental Arts at (973) 694-8625.
Dental Implants In Wayne NJ By Dr. Frank V. Maldonado
Are you struggling with one or more missing teeth? Have you considered dental implants or a dental bridge?
A new beautiful smile is just a phone call away…schedule your appointment today at (973) 694-8625.
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