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Implants, bridges, or dentures?

Implants, bridges, or dentures?

Replace missing teeth, Edmonton dentistIf you have lost your permanent teeth, whether it is to disease, tooth decay, or injury, we think it’s a good idea to replace missing teeth. There are numerous health impacts of missing teeth. It can result in bone loss in the jaw, loss of function, and nutritional deficiencies.Having all your teeth can help you to look and feel your best.

You have several options to resolve a missing tooth problem. Implants, bridges, and dentures are the most common solutions.

Understanding implants

Dental implants involve surgically implanting a titanium a post into the jaw bone. An artificial tooth, or crown, is then attached to the post. The crown is tailored to fit you and match the other teeth in your mouth.

Dental implants are considered one of the most effective ways to replace missing teeth. Dental implants are durable and have a natural appearance. The implant portion of the treatment is a permanent solution as well. Once in place, they are not removed.

What about a bridge?

A bridge is often used when more than one tooth needs to be replaced. The false tooth or teeth are placed between abutment teeth. In order to insert a bridge, the adjacent teeth must be contoured. Bridges are generally cemented onto your teeth, although some bridges are removable.

Considering dentures

Dentures have been an effective tooth replacement treatment for countless individuals> They can be custom-fit to be comfortable for you. Although they will never be as ideal as your natural teeth, they are definitely better than no teeth.

With today’s technology and materials, your dentist can offer you a range of shapes, colours, and materials that can help you get the most comfortable, good looking denture possible.

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Tooth loss and the  oral health problems that come along with them can negatively impact your life. If you are missing some or all of your teeth, you can lose your self-confidence at the same time.

If you would like to learn more about dental treatment to replace missing teeth and which one might be best for you, book a consultation with your dentist.

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