When one or more teeth are missing, they can be replaced with fixed dental bridges. A dental bridge is a tooth that is firmly affixed between two existing teeth. Like crowns, bridges are made to match your surrounding teeth for a natural-looking smile.
Bridges prevent your teeth from shifting and close open spaces with a natural-looking tooth. Bridging the gap will reduce stress from your bite and help maintain the shape of your face. You’ll also see an improvement in your ability to chew food and speak naturally.
Dental implants are an alternative option to replace one or more missing teeth. A dental implant is a long-term tooth replacement that a dental surgeon inserts into the jawbone. The gum tissue and jaw will accept the new root as if it were your natural tooth. Implants are a great solution as they look and function like your natural teeth.
Like bridges, implants prevent your teeth from shifting and disrupting your bite. You’ll be able to maintain the shape of your face while continuing to chew and speak comfortably.
You might be a candidate for dental implants if you have sufficient bone and gum tissue. Our skilled team will determine whether there is enough tissue to place an implant and if an implant is the best option for you.
Contact Howell Family Dentist for help with all of your restorative needs!