Are You Missing Something?
Have you recently had a tooth extracted and are struggling to choose a tooth replacement option? We know that the entire process can be a bit overwhelming. Losing a tooth unexpectedly can be quite upsetting, and the process of choosing a tooth replacement option can be difficult as well. We want to help our patients make the best choice for their lifestyle. We offer a number of treatments that can restore your teeth and leave beautiful results. Continue reading to learn more about the tooth replacement options we offer.
Tooth Replacement Options
We know how difficult it can be to lose your natural teeth, no matter the cause. We encourage our patients to put a plan in place as soon as possible to replace a missing tooth or teeth. Living with tooth loss for an extended period of time can not only affect your quality of life, but it can also negatively impact the state of your oral health for the rest of your life. We are happy to discuss replacement options and help determine which method would work best with your lifestyle and budget. We may recommend treatment such as:
Implants are a permanent tooth replacement option that closely resembles your natural teeth. Although the process is lengthier than other options, the results are long-lasting and can even last for the rest of your life. This multi-step treatment uses artificial tooth roots that are surgically implanted into the jawbone and provide a permanent base for a replacement tooth such as a crown.
This option can be used to replace an entire arch of teeth, or partial dentures can be used to assist patients who still have some natural teeth remaining. The hardware is made to look like a combination of teeth and gums, creating a beautiful result. Unlike implants, dentures are removable.
Crowns and Bridgework
A dental crown is often used to restore a tooth that has the tooth root intact, but the structure of the tooth itself is damaged beyond repair. Crowns are also used to complete a dental implant treatment. Bridges use stable teeth on either side of missing teeth to hold replacement teeth in place.
If you are ready to make the decision about which tooth replacement option is best for you, or you are interested in more information, we would love to hear from you. Be sure to schedule an appointment at our office located in Burton, MI. We look forward to working with you to help create a beautiful smile.