Tooth Replacement Options To Restore Your Smile
Have you learned that you need to have a tooth replaced? There are a number of reasons that we may recommend a full tooth replacement, such as after an extraction due to decay, a trauma to the mouth, or from a side-effect caused by illness or medication. No matter the reason for needing a tooth replacement, we encourage our patients to make their choice and schedule treatment as soon as possible. The longer a treatment is delayed, the greater chance you have to experience complications that can lead to additional problems. We know that it can be difficult to make a choice that is most beneficial to your lifestyle and budget. We work with our patients to answer any questions and make a recommendation that will best fit their needs. We may suggest a treatment such as:
A Dental Implant
When a tooth is not restorable, we may recommend a dental implant. This option is usually our first recommendation and uses an artificial tooth root that is surgically implanted into the jawbone. An artificial tooth, most often a crown, is placed on the implant to give a natural look and feel to the tooth.
We offer a number of removable options such as dentures, partial dentures, and implant retained dentures. Due to the advancements in dental technology, removable prosthodontics are lightweight and closely mimic the weight and feel of your natural teeth. They can be used to replace a small section of teeth or a full arch of teeth.
This option can be used to repair a damaged tooth that has the tooth root still intact. It covers the entire tooth surface and restores the function and shape of the natural teeth. A dental crown can also be used to complete an entire restoration procedure, such as a dental implant.
A bridge can replace several teeth and is anchored to existing teeth on either side. The replacement teeth look like natural teeth and can last for many years when cared for properly.
The start of the new year is the perfect opportunity to invest in yourself and restore the function and appearance of your smile. You can enjoy the benefits of a restored smile for the entire year and beyond. If you have any questions about the options we mentioned above or you are ready to schedule your appointment, be sure to contact our office located in Spring Hill, FL. We look forward to seeing you soon!