Are you aware of the significance of tooth replacements and why it is so important to always replace missing teeth? The truth is that missing teeth can severely damage your smile because they can put other healthy teeth at risk, causing various aspects of your teeth and gums to suffer. To help prevent the risks associated with missing teeth, it is important to establish an effective treatment plan with our dentists. When you visit our practice, we can help you decide which type of tooth replacement best completes your smile once more.
If you find yourself in need of a tooth replacement, consider your options. Two effective permanent treatment options to consider are dental implants and dental bridges. Dental implants are highly effective if you’re looking for a potentially permanent treatment. Because dental implants are inserted directly to your jawbone, your jawbone needs to be healthy and strong.
If your jawbone is not strong enough to support an implant, a bone graft may be used to strengthen it. Alternatively, a dental bridge treatment can also provide a potentially permanent prosthetic to complete your smile. With dental bridges, our dentists can insert your tooth prosthetic and anchor it directly to the neighboring natural teeth in your mouth for a solid hold. In most cases, patients experience minimal or no restrictions to their daily habits, including the foods they eat.
If you’re looking for an alternative prosthetic that is both temporary and effective, consider dentures. Dentures have grown by leaps and bounds over the years, but they exist now as comfortable forms of tooth replacement. Dentures can be crafted for just a single tooth or designed to replace entire rows of teeth. Whatever your needs are, we invite you to speak with our dentist to find the appropriate tooth replacement for your smile.
Do you have any additional questions or concerns about tooth replacements? If so, you are welcome to stop by our office and talk with our team. To schedule an appointment at Dental Center, call our dental office in Orem, Utah, at 801.224.6165. Drs. Ball and Broadbent, and our entire team look forward to taking your smile into the future with tooth replacement treatments.