Replacing Missing Teeth

Why Select Dental Implants Over Bridges or Dentures

Dental bridges can sacrifice the structure of surrounding good teeth to bridge the space of the missing tooth/teeth, and denture is inconvenient, uncomfortable and rather embarrassing.

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Tooth Replacement Options

Fixed Bridge, dental bridge

Fixed Bridge

A fixed bridge is a connected set of replacement teeth. For support, it is cemented into position on top of the teeth adjacent to the empty space. The protective outer layer of these teeth is usually removed or ground down prior to attaching the bridge.

Flipper, removable plastic retainer

Flipper

A fragile, temporary and inexpensive solution is a removable plastic tooth with a plastic retainer, often called a “flipper“.

Metal Partial, removable partial denture

Metal Partial

A less fragile option is a removable partial denture cast in metal and plastic. It is held in place by wire clips. A removable partial denture can be removed and reinserted when required by the patient.

Denture

Denture

The most common solution, for people missing all teeth in one or both jaws are complete dentures. Some people adapt well to dentures. Others find them uncomfortable, even intolerable, because of differences in jaw size and shape.

Dental Implants

Dental Implants

Dental implants are the most comfortable and permanent solution. They form a strong foundation for teeth and keep the jaw healthy and strong. Unlike bridges, no healthy teeth are damaged. Unlike most bridges, implants can last a lifetime.