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3 Options for Replacing Missing Teeth

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If you have had teeth that have been pulled or are missing, you need to know what reliable options you have for replacing them. Getting new teeth can help you maintain confidence, comfort, and proper tooth alignment.

Here are 3 different options that you can choose from to replace your missing teeth:

Dental Implants – A artificial tooth root made out of titanium is placed directly into your jawbone, functioning just like a natural tooth.  Then, a tooth-colored crown is attached over the implant root, making it appear and function as if it were a natural tooth. Since they are so similar to your natural teeth, implants can be brushed and flossed in the same way you brush and floss the rest of your smile.

Removable Partial Denture – Partial dentures use an acrylic or metal piece that supports artificial teeth. They are removable and snap in place around your healthy teeth for added stability. Each of the artificial teeth is designed to look as if they were real. Removable prosthesis like these are an economical option for patients on a tighter budget.

Fixed Bridges – Your dentist will use a tooth-colored, artificial tooth that is attached to crowns on either side of it.  The functional crowns are bonded to the replacement tooth, and are cemented over natural teeth on either side of the missing tooth. A fixed bridge isn’t removable, so it does take a bit of extra effort to clean around it each day.

Deciding how to replace your missing teeth is a big choice to make. Be sure you make the right one. Talk to your dentist about which options are right for you.

Posted on behalf of:
Avalon Dental Group P.C.
2205 Williams Trace Blvd #108
Sugar Land, TX 77478
(281) 240-5559

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