When you are missing teeth, you are missing out on more than just looking your best. Tooth loss can cause a variety of dental problems and ultimately affect your overall health. Restorative dentistry replaces those missing teeth and improves your oral health and general well-being. At Rivers + West Family Dentistry, we offer a variety of solutions for replacement of missing teeth.
Options for tooth replacement depend on your oral health, the number of teeth missing, your general health and your preferences. Among the options available for restorative dentistry are:
Each option has advantages and disadvantages. After a thorough examination and assessment of reasonable options, your dentist will speak with you regarding your best choices for tooth replacement. You can ask questions and discuss the pros and cons so you can make a well-informed choice.
Single implants are quickly becoming the standard choice for replacing a single tooth. Unlike bridges and partial dentures, implants tend to be superior in function and aesthetics. In addition to resembling a natural tooth, the implant supports healthy bone and tissue.
When a tooth is lost, over time the bone and soft tissues shrink, causing changes in your mouth and in your appearance. Dental implants help the bone retain its density and structure, eliminating the sunken look that can occur from shrinkage.
Complete Dental Restorations
Dentures are an affordable option for tooth replacement. These removable devices restore the chewing surfaces of missing teeth, and they restore your beautiful smile. All-on-4 dentures use implants to hold the dentures in place. At Rivers + West Family Dentistry, we offer removable dentures and implant secured dentures.
If you are without teeth on your upper or lower arch or have no teeth at all, we can do a full mouth restoration for you using implants or traditional dentures. It is important to replace those missing teeth. This is so you can eat healthy foods and have your smile restored along with your self-confidence.
Contact Rivers + West Family Dentistry today for more information about restorative dentistry. Schedule an appointment for an exam and consultation to discover your best option for replacing those missing teeth.