Are you in need of a tooth replacement? Have you any lost or missing teeth that must be filled in to avoid further damage to your teeth and gums? If you have any missing teeth, three common tooth replacements include dentures, bridges, and implants.
Dentures are the most well-known form of tooth replacement and are very popular with older people who need entire rows of teeth replaced. However, dentures can also be used if you only need a few teeth replaced. Dentures are removable and offer natural-looking replacements that are relatively comfortable.
Bridges are tooth replacements used to wire existing teeth to artificial replicas that can fill in gaps left by missing teeth, for a permanent and durable hold. However, if your jaw is strong enough, another form of tooth replacement that can be used is a dental implant. Implants are connected directly to your jawbone for a durable hold that can last a lifetime. Implants can also re-strengthen your jawbone and give your back all the functionality of a full smile with no food restrictions.
For more oral health care advice or to schedule an oral exam with Dr. Steven J. Brazis and our team at our dentist office in Sacramento, California, please contact Steven J. Brazis, DDS at 916-731-5151. It’s never too late to start taking steps to a healthier you.