I have missing teeth. What can you do to help?
If you have missing teeth, you have several options. It’s a good idea to have missing teeth replaced as soon as possible because they can create other problems with your oral health.
A dental bridge is a good solution for filling the space left by a missing tooth or missing teeth. Having a bridge placed involves two or three appointments. Impressions are taken, adjacent teeth are prepared for crowns that hold the bridge in place, and a dental lab creates the new bridge.
Depending on how many teeth are missing, a partial denture may be a more appropriate choice. If all your teeth are missing, dentures are the most affordable option.
Dental implants are one of the most effective and durable solutions for missing teeth, because they are designed as replacement teeth as opposed to just filling the empty space like bridges or dentures. An important advantage of implants is that they also provide a replacement for the missing root. This helps to protect your jawbone from deterioration.
At Gulf Shore Cosmetic and Family Dentistry we understand the importance of replacing missing teeth. We will be happy to discuss all these tooth replacement options and help you make the decision as to which is best for your needs.