How to Replace Missing Teeth?
A missing tooth or gap in your smile isn’t just an uncomfortable inconvenience. Missing teeth can result in a variety of health problems if you don’t get them replaced. In this video, Dr. Patel goes over three different restorative dentistry options and the benefits of each.
Hi there, Dr. Ashish Patel to talk to you today about three ways to kind of replace your teeth. So the three general ways are:
1. Partial or Denture
These are removable devices that can replace multiple teeth. The hard part about this is they are removable and they’re kind of uncomfortable. The good part about it is they tend to be the most cost-effective way.
Many people have heard of a bridge; that’s where we put two crowns on either side and then have a tooth in the middle that we kind of suspend. So these bridges have been done for many, many years, the materials have gotten a whole lot better. We now do them out of zirconium, which is a really super strong white metal. They look really aesthetic and they can be used to replace one tooth or multiple teeth.
Implant technology’s come a long ways, the price continues to improve. The technology to do implants predictably has changed quite a bit. Implants can be used to replace one tooth or an entire arch, it’s how we sometimes do smile makeovers for people with hopeless teeth.
So any of these three options are great options to replace your missing teeth. If you’d like to explore some options for yourself, please give our office a call for a complimentary consult.