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3 Treatment Options for Replacing Your Tooth

Do you have a missing or recently extracted tooth? That single hole in your smile can be responsible for a lot of social anxiety. Fortunately, there are treatment options for this to help you regain your confidence and smile without a care! Here are the top 3 dental treatments we provide for a missing tooth!

Dental Implants

The most popular choice for tooth replacement is often dental implants as they have an incredibly high success rate while being highly durable- they’re capable of lasting decades! If you maintain them well enough, your implants can even last a lifetime! This method can be used no matter how many missing teeth you need to restore and they’re capable of supporting other additional restorations that include crowns, bridges or full dentures etc.

Fixed Bridges

What is a bridge? It’s essentially a group of 3 or 4 dental crowns that have been bonded together. However, only the end crowns are functional and the ones in between are artificial and just suspended across the open space, supporting by the end functional crowns. In order for this to be successful, the bridge needs to be supported by healthy teeth.  Dental implants can also be used in this treatment option.

Prosthetics

Are you looking for a more budget-friendly option for the moment? A removable prosthetic is your best bet! Removable prosthetics are usually fitted by being clasped on to surrounding teeth. They can also be held in by suction between the ‘plate’ and gum tissues. The disadvantages of this option, however, are that they can feel bulky, making it difficult to bite down at times.

Schedule your consultation appointment at Somersmiles Dental and we’ll help you decide which option is best based on your budget, oral health, and your dental needs!