Tooth Replacement Options To Consider
Have you recently experienced tooth loss and are considering which option is the best for replacing your tooth? There can be a number of reasons why a patient might be missing a tooth, such as severe decay, complications from an illness or medication, an injury or trauma to the mouth. No matter the reason the tooth is missing, we encourage our patients to replace their missing teeth as soon as possible. The only teeth that do not need to be replaced are wisdom teeth, children’s baby teeth and teeth that are removed for orthodontic purposes.
Tooth Replacement Options
Our teeth are important and work together as a unit. They help us chew our food and speak properly, not to mention that they enhance our smile. To ensure the overall health of your mouth, we recommend choosing a tooth replacement option. We work with our patients to choose an option that best fits their lifestyle and budget. We may suggest a treatment such as:
Dental Implant or Mini Implant
Both implant options are used to replace an entire tooth structure. The process provides a permanent base for a replacement tooth such as a crown. Dental implants are a popular choice due to the natural finish.
This option uses removable, natural-looking hardware that can replace all of your teeth or a portion of them. Dentures are customized to securely fit in your mouth and look strikingly similar to natural teeth and gum tissue.
When the tooth structure is compromised but the tooth root remains healthy and intact, we may recommend a dental crown. This option closely resembles the natural tooth and can also be used to complete a dental implant procedure.
As the name suggests, this treatment bridges the gap between teeth. It can be used to replace several teeth and is anchored to existing teeth on either side.
There is no better time to invest in yourself and improve and restore your smile. If you have any questions about the options we mentioned above or you are ready to schedule your appointment, be sure to contact our office located in Canandaigua, NY. We look forward to seeing you soon!