As mentioned in our previous blog post, Why You Absolutely Need To Replace Missing Teeth, a missing tooth should be replaced as quickly as possible due to the increased risk of dental issues.
At London Dental Group, we provide several options for teeth replacement at our Boca Raton dental office:
Dental implants are metal posts that are inserted into the jawbone and function as the root foundation by providing the necessary support for crowns, bridges, and dentures
Dental crowns are restorative covers that are placed on real teeth that are damaged or placed over dental implants as false teeth. Dental crowns can be comprised of a combination of materials including porcelain, metal, composite resin, and ceramic.
Dental bridges are one of the more popular options for missing tooth replacement. A dental bridge is a set of restorative teeth that is used to fill in a gap left by missing teeth. Dental bridges are essentially artificial teeth that are placed in between real teeth to effectively restore the smile. In order to make sure the bridge fits perfectly, dentists contour the natural teeth and place a crown on top.
Dentures are a complete set of removable artificial teeth and gums that act as a partial or full replacement for several missing teeth. Dentures are made of a hardened resin material and formed to fit the mouth by dentists.
Partial dentures are typically recommended when remaining teeth are too weak to support a bridge, or when several teeth are missing.
Full dentures are complete replacements for all teeth of them and are usually held in by suction or an adhesive.
In comparison to other methods of tooth replacement, dentures tend to be more affordable.
At London Dental Group, we care about your smile and we can recommend one of several options for missing teeth at our Boca Raton dental office. Contact us today to schedule an appointment for more information on your options.