“What Happens If I Lose A Tooth?”
It is better to avoid losing a tooth by preventive dentistry. However we can help if tooth loss is inevitable.
Losing an adult tooth can be worrisome. Not to worry. At our office, we offer several solutions to replace a missing tooth. One option is a dental implant. Implants are stronger and can last a long time, but are more expensive than other options. Implants also helps prevent bone loss in the area of the missing tooth. In the procedure, the implant is placed into the jawbone, and a crown is placed over the implant. Another option is a dental bridge, in which crowns are placed on the teeth adjacent to the gap and artificial teeth fill in the space between.
Dental bridges are also very strong and can last many years with proper maintenance. A third option is dentures. Partial and temporary dentures are removable appliances that fit over the existing teeth and fills in the gap with an artificial tooth. At our office, we will educate you on all of your options and work with you to find which choice works best for you. We will work with you to give you back a confident and romantic smile.