Missing one or more teeth can take a toll on both your health and self-esteem. Whether you choose a bridge, partial denture, or dental implant, you have different options available for replacing lost teeth, but not all are created equal. By learning about each solution’s benefits and limitations, you can make an informed decision about your tooth replacement.
Some individuals may opt for a bridge, which entails an artificial tooth connected to two porcelain crowns that secure onto the adjacent teeth. With this option, your nearby teeth need to be altered to fit the supporting crowns. Partial dentures are another replacement option that are fitted to your specific needs. Unfortunately, dentures are often uncomfortable and may not offer the most natural-looking results. Dental implants, on the other hand, are considered the standard for tooth replacement. This is due to both the tooth and its root being replaced, providing a permanent solution that restores both form and function of the missing tooth.
When you seek a highly qualified and experienced implant dentist like Dr. John Beckwith, you are choosing the best possible solution for your missing teeth. We encourage you to watch the video below to learn how implants can allow you to eat the foods you love, speak clearly, and feel confident about your smile again.