Missing one or more teeth is not only damaging to your self-confidence, but it can also make it harder to carry out simple tasks like eating and talking. There’s no need to live without the beauty and functionality of a complete smile! At Parkside Family Dental, we offer quite a few options to best fit your particular situation and budget so that you can have the smile you deserve.
Dental implants are a natural-looking and long-lasting permanent replacement option for those with one or more missing teeth. The procedure takes a few months to complete, as the first part requires a titanium rod that acts as a replacement tooth root to fuse to your jaw bone. You will then receive a dental crown or bridge over the titanium rod, making for a strong tooth replacement. Dr. Nettey-Marbell has received extensive training in the dental implant process, and we can replace single teeth up to complete arches at our office. You can treat a dental implant just as you would a regular tooth, so there’s no need for special upkeep after you receive your implant. Dental implants can also be used to keep dentures in place.
Dental bridges attach to your existing teeth or implants to replace one or more missing teeth and help prevent surrounding teeth from shifting. This is the real benefit of dental bridges, as shifting teeth can often mean more dental work in the future. Bridges are secured into place thanks to crowns over the top of the nearby surrounding teeth. The false tooth (or teeth) between the crowns is what bridges the gap and fills in the space. This is a great option for people missing one or a few teeth.
If you’re missing most of your teeth, dentures are a wonderful option. Don’t worry about them falling out of your mouth like you’ve probably seen on TV! Today’s dentures are far more comfortable and advanced than ever before, and we can fit them to be secure and look natural.
The best way to know what tooth replacement option is right for you is through a consultation with Dr. Nettey-Marbell. Together we’ll develop a plan that is best for your needs and your budget so that you can have a beautiful smile and improved oral health.
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