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Exploring Options for Replacing Missing Teeth

December 18, 2023 / DENTISTRY
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Replacing Missing Teeth: Your Options

Losing a tooth, whether due to injury, decay, or other oral health issues, can significantly impact not only your smile but also your overall oral health. Fortunately, modern dentistry offers several effective options for replacing missing teeth, restoring both function and aesthetics to your smile.

Dental Implants

Among the most advanced and long-lasting options, dental implants are artificial tooth roots surgically placed into the jawbone. These implants provide a sturdy foundation for replacement teeth, such as crowns or bridges, offering a natural-looking and durable solution. With proper care, dental implants can last a lifetime, making them a popular choice for many patients.

Dental Bridges

Dental bridges are used to replace one or more missing teeth by anchoring artificial teeth to the adjacent natural teeth or implants. They can help restore your smile's appearance and functionality while preventing surrounding teeth from shifting out of place. Bridges offer a reliable and non-removable option for tooth replacement.

Dentures

Traditional dentures are removable appliances used to replace multiple missing teeth. They come in partial or full sets, and advancements in dentistry have led to more comfortable and natural-looking options. While they may take some time to get used to, dentures can significantly improve your ability to chew and speak while enhancing your smile.

Implant-Supported Dentures

These dentures combine the stability of dental implants with the convenience of dentures. Implant-supported dentures are secured onto dental implants, providing a more secure and comfortable fit compared to traditional removable dentures. They offer increased stability and functionality, boosting confidence and ease of use.

Choosing the most suitable option for replacing missing teeth depends on various factors, including your overall oral health, the number of missing teeth, and your budget. If you're considering replacing missing teeth or exploring your options, our dental team at St. Jacobs Dental is here to help. We offer personalized consultations to assess your oral health and recommend the most appropriate solution for restoring your smile's beauty and functionality.

Don't let missing teeth affect your confidence or oral health. Contact us today, by calling (519) 664-2434, to schedule a consultation with Dr. Mira Nusaputra.

Remember, restoring your smile goes beyond aesthetics—it's about regaining confidence and maintaining excellent oral health for years to come.

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