The Best Options for Replacing Missing Teeth
Updated: Jun 28, 2022
If you are missing teeth, you know that it can be a difficult experience. Not only does it make it hard to eat and speak, but it can also cause you to feel self-conscious about your smile. Thankfully, there are a number of options available for replacing missing teeth. In this blog post, we will discuss the best options for replacing missing teeth. We will cover dental implants, dentures, and bridges, and we will help you decide which option is right for you!
Dental implants are one of the best options for replacing missing teeth. They are strong and durable, and they look and feel just like your natural teeth. The downside to dental implants is that they can be expensive; however, with zero-down financing and low monthly payments offered at Metro Dental, implants are a great investment in your health and quality of life
Types of Dental Implants
When it comes to implants, there are three main types: single implants, overdentures, and implant bridges.
Single implants are just that - a single tooth that is implanted into the jawbone.
Overdentures are when two or more implants are placed in the jawbone and act as anchors for a denture. Overdentures provide great aesthetics and chewing functionality. They are also significantly less expensive than replacing an entire mouth of missing teeth with single implants
Implant bridges are when two or more implants are placed in the jawbone and act as anchors for a bridge. This is less expensive than placing 3 implants; however, there is no compromise in the look and functionality
Other Teeth Replacement Options
Dentures are another option for replacing missing teeth. They are less expensive than dental implants, and they can be placed without surgery. The downside to dentures is that they are not as strong or durable as dental implants, and they can sometimes slip out of place. Also, they have to be taken out every night and most people do not particularly enjoy that.
Bridges are another option for replacing missing teeth. They are made by attaching artificial teeth to the natural teeth on either side of the space left by the missing tooth. The downside to bridges is that they can be difficult to clean, and they are not as strong or durable as dental implants. Also, the two adjacent healthy teeth have to be shaved down to anchor the bridge.
So, which option is right for you? The best way to decide is to come in for a consultation so we can discuss the options that will meet your needs. We will be able to help you weigh the pros and cons of each option and make the best decision.