What Are My Options for Tooth Replacement?
Having one or more missing teeth can be frustrating to live with. The gaps left behind can affect oral function, take away from your smile appearance, and even cause more severe changes in your oral health. Fortunately, there are several replacement options offered at Austin Dental Spa that can provide incredibly lifelike results.
Depending on the specifics of the case, dental implants tend to be the most beneficial teeth replacement option. They replace each tooth from the crown all the way down to the root. Our dentists typically recommend dental implants for those who make good candidates, because they offer a permanent replacement for a missing tooth.
For those seeking an alternative, dental crowns and bridges are both viable options that can restore function while looking very natural. Crowns are most appropriate for restoring a weak or damaged tooth, as they can rebuild the natural structure of the tooth. A bridge usually consists of two crowns adjacent to an artificial tooth that literally bridges the gap left behind from a missing tooth. If several teeth in an arch are missing, a denture (or implant denture) may be advised.
When it comes to replacing missing teeth, every patient has unique needs. Our dentists strive to educate you about your options, detailing the pros and cons of each, to help you make an informed decision about your dental health. For more information about how we can help you repair your smile, please contact our office to schedule an appointment.