Which tooth replacement treatment is your favorite? If you have any lost or missing teeth or are scheduled for a tooth extraction soon, it is important to have a replacement set in your mouth as soon as possible. Leaving an empty void in your mouth can cause numerous oral health issues including bacteria buildup and potential movement and slippage of other teeth.
Replacing your missing teeth doesn’t have to be a chore, but there are a few opportunities you need to consider:
– Dentures are incredible artificial tooth replacements that are both removable and temporary and can help replace the lost functionality of teeth. Dentures come be designed as either partial dentures, which are used to replace a few missing teeth at a time, and complete dentures, which can be crafted to replace entire rows of teeth.
– Dental bridges are incredible artificial tooth replacements that are permanent and can fill the gap left behind by missing teeth, with various materials, often consisting of porcelain, to mimic the look and functionality of normal teeth. Bridges are held in place by latching onto nearby teeth and implants and are an ideal tooth replacement procedure if your jaw is not strong enough to support dental implants.
– Dental implants are incredible artificial tooth replacements that are permanent and are drilled directly into the jawbone and are often regarded as the most effective treatment method for replacing teeth. Dental implants are extremely durable and can be designed to an almost identical look and functionality of any teeth that have been lost.
For more advice and help from our team at Cynthia L. Skigen D.M.D. P.A., come in for a visit. If you would like an oral exam from Dr. Cynthia L. Skigen, please book an appointment to come see us at our dentist office in Jacksonville, Florida. We can be reached at 904-281-9988. We are here to help you get the happy smile of your dreams!