Best Options For Replacing Missing Teeth
Last month, we wrote about the importance of replacing missing teeth. As we explained, it is important to replace missing teeth to keep the teeth from shifting, to help the jawbone stay intact, and to ensure that the surrounding teeth do not become damaged. We also replace teeth to help chew food better so we can eat whatever we want, not just soft foods. Chewing food well will help the digestive system to be healthy. Teeth are needed to properly pronounce words and speak clearly, think of a six year old that is lisping after losing their front baby teeth. Replacing missing teeth help us eat well, speak well, look good, and be healthier by supporting healthy digestion and our immune system.
Tooth Replacement Options
At Smiles by Holsinger & Higgins, our team is dedicated to helping you choose a tooth replacement option that will both restore the function of your teeth as well as restore your self-confidence. We offer options such as:
Our first recommendation to our patients is typically dental implants. Dental implants can be used to replace one tooth or multiple teeth. The procedure surgically places the implant into the jawbone in place of a tooth root. Once the bone and gums have healed, a prosthetic, such as a dental crown, is permanently attached. Dental implants are a popular choice due to the natural finish. They are just as stable as natural teeth, they allow patients to eat their favorite foods, and they are easy to maintain and clean.
This method has come a long way in recent years. Dentures are customized to securely fit in your mouth and look strikingly similar to natural teeth and gum tissue. Dentures can be used to replace a full arch of teeth, or a partial denture can replace a few missing teeth. Dentures are removable and require daily cleaning and care.
Other Popular Choices
We also offer traditional crowns and bridges to replace missing teeth. A traditional crown is a popular option for replacing a front tooth due to the natural and aesthetically pleasing appearance. Bonded bridges are a conservative option compared to a traditional crown and bridge. We offer Snap-on Smiles as a wonderful way to replace teeth and enhance smiles in difficult aesthetic situations.
If you are interested in learning more about your options for replacing missing teeth or which choice we recommend for your particular situation, we would be happy to help you. Call our office located in Denton, MD to schedule an appointment. We would love to help you restore your oral health.