When you experience tooth loss, the immediate goal is always to find a way to replace the teeth you’re missing. Rest assured, you have nothing to worry about! You have option after option when it comes to narrowing down the best prosthetic dentistry choice for your needs. Note: Prosthetic care includes the placement of artificial devices to replace your missing tooth (and sometimes your roots, as well). Learn more, so you have a better idea of all that is available to you.
If you are looking for a temporary (removable) prosthetic dentistry treatment to replace missing teeth, dentures will be your solution of choice. If you are in need of a full new arch of teeth, you will need a full denture. If you are in need of one new tooth or multiple teeth, you will require a partial denture. Patients may rely on traditional support. Or, they may opt for dentures supported by implants!
If you are looking for a permanent (fixed) prosthetic dentistry treatment to replace your one tooth or your two or three teeth (only if they are side-by-side), you will make an excellent candidate for a bridge. A dental bridge includes connected dental crowns and pontics (artificial teeth) to fill the space (or “bridge the gap”) for a complete smile.
If you are interested in a prosthetic dentistry solution that will fully replace the tooth or teeth you have lost, we generally suggest dental implants. It is your only treatment option for replacing not only the part of your tooth above your gums (the crown) but also the roots of your teeth. You may choose single crown implants (a post with a dental crown) or an implant-retained bridge or denture.