Are You Looking To Replace A Missing Tooth?
Are you missing a tooth and are unsure which replacement option is right for you? Whether you are missing a tooth due to an extraction, injury, or genetics, it can be overwhelming making the decision about which replacement method is correct for your lifestyle and budget. We want to help you make an informed choice and offer various tooth replacement options. We will work with you to find the perfect fit. Continue reading to learn more about these options and why it is important to act as soon as possible.
Why Replace a Missing Tooth?
It can be very upsetting dealing with the effects of a missing tooth. It can affect the way you look, speak, and eat. Not to mention it can lead to a number of serious problems, so it is essential that you speak to our office as soon as possible. A missing tooth can cause the surrounding teeth to shift, create jaw misalignment, and eventually lead to the deterioration of your jawbone.
Tooth Replacement Options
To prevent any of the negative effects of a missing tooth from happening, we offer various tooth replacement options:
This tooth replacement option, while costly, is a true investment that can last for the rest of your life. Dental implants replace the tooth root, as well as provide a permanent tooth replacement that sits directly in line with your other teeth. Implants are secure and look exactly like your other natural teeth. The care is also the same as for your other teeth, only requiring brushing, flossing, and routine dental care.
Like the name, this method is used to bridge the gap between a missing tooth or teeth. Crowns are attached on either side of the missing tooth with a replacement tooth in the middle.
Full dentures can be used to replace an entire mouth of missing teeth or a few missing teeth, which is called a partial denture. Dentures can be removable or permanently installed with the addition of implants, as mentioned above.
If you have a missing tooth due to an extraction, injury, or genetics and are prepared to discuss replacement options, please contact our office located in Terre Haute, IN today. We look forward to helping make your mouth whole again!