Your Tooth Replacement Options

July 16, 2018

Dentist showing patient dental implant tooth replacement modelWhether you’ve lost a single tooth, several teeth, or an entire arch of teeth, it’s essential that you restore your smile as soon as possible. When a tooth is lost, your ability to speak clearly, consume a varied diet, and smile with confidence are all adversely impacted. Over time, one lost tooth can lead surrounding teeth to shift out of alignment, place excess pressure on specific teeth that increases risk for damage, and cause supportive tissues to diminish, which increases the risk for further tooth loss. To protect your smile and ensure a lifetime of optimal health, you should work with a trusted dentistry professional to replace lost teeth as soon as possible. In this post, we’ll discuss some of the many tooth replacement options available, including bridges, dentures, and dental implant supported restorations.

Dental Crown Supported Fixed Bridges

For those patients missing a single tooth or a few consecutive teeth, a dental crown supported fixed bridge can be used to repair the smile’s form and function. These tooth replacement prosthetics are made using two dental crowns attached to one or more replacement teeth. The crowns are then attached to surrounding healthy teeth for support. Once in place, the fixed bridge looks, feels, and functions just like your natural smile.

Partial & Full Dentures

Traditional removable partials and full dentures are used to replace any number of consecutive and nonconsecutive missing teeth. Dentures use gum-colored base materials to support any number of replacement teeth. Partials are held in place with clasps that attach to surrounding healthy teeth. Without remaining teeth to provide support, full dentures are molded to fit snuggly against the gums. This creates suction that holds the denture in place.

Implant Supported Dental Restorations

For the optimal support and stability and the most natural function, an implant supported tooth replacement plan may be the best option. These restoration options are the only solutions to the replace the tooth roots and crowns, mimicking healthy, natural smile function.

Meet the Ridgefield Perfect Smile Center Team

At Ridgefield Perfect Smile Center, our skilled dentists and caring dentistry team members have years of training and experience that allow us to offer a wide range of tooth replacement options. From traditional bridges and dentures to advance dental implant supported tooth replacement options, our dental team is here to help. If you’re ready to get started, call to schedule a tooth replacement consultation in our state-of-the-art Ridgefield dental office today. We’ll review all of your options and help you make an informed decision about the best way to repair your smile.

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