What Are My Restoration Options for Missing Teeth?

Restoration Options for Missing Teeth

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This is a question that is frequently asked by those who have lost one or more teeth. The good news is that today’s modern dentistry offers several dental restoration options for missing teeth to either disease or injury. One of the most common choices today to replace an individual tooth or multiple teeth is that of dental implants. It is important to note that implants look, feel, and function virtually the same as natural teeth. As a matter of fact, they are just about indistinguishable from real teeth. They are highly functional and result in a beautiful and attractive natural smile. 

Dental Crown
A Dental Crown is a Good Way to Replace Lost Teeth 

Dental implants are even excellent for replacing a missing front tooth. Implants are typically made of titanium and are small rods that are surgically implanted into the patient’s upper or lower jaw. Keep in mind that the patient must have adequate jawbone mass to accept the titanium rod. When this is not possible, a fixed bridge may be a good second solution. Considered a more noninvasive type of procedure, having a fixed bridge attached to existing surrounding teeth to support a dental crown is a good way to replace lost teeth. The good news is that a fixed bridge can be a seamless restoration that looks natural and lasts a long time. 

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Consult with Your Dental Care Provider

Finally, a partial denture is often used as a way to restore one’s functionality and appearance. It is the least invasive way to replace lost teeth. While partial dentures do look exactly like natural teeth, they do require maintenance and upkeep. They are removable and can be cleaned or removed while one sleeps. So many options are available today that it is best to consult with your dental care provider to determine which of them best suits your dental needs. To learn more about what restoration options for missing teeth are available, contact your Pinole dentists, Azadeh Hosseini, DDS, and Ghazal Hosseini, DDS at Top Pinole Dental today. 

References:
[1] Multiple Missing Teeth and Dental Implant Options
[2] Missing Teeth – Restoration Options

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