One of the best ways to replace a single missing tooth is with a dental implant. Missing teeth should be replaced as soon as possible to prevent jaw bone loss. The titanium composition of the dental implant stimulates the jaw bone just like your real teeth and does not require additional maintenance.
Many adults end up losing at least one tooth to tooth decay or gum disease and need a suitable tooth restoration method to restore their smile. Dr. Dhillon and Dr. Seddon offer a range of treatment options, including single dental implants, partial dentures, and dental bridges to replace single or multiple missing teeth.
Dr. Dhillon and Dr. Seddon may recommend replacing a single missing tooth with a single dental implant. The post portion of the dental implant mimics the root of the tooth and the dental crown functions just like your real teeth. No additional maintenance is required. Dental bridges are another option for replacing missing teeth and are made of three crown units that are anchored into the mouth. This procedure requires grinding down natural teeth adjacent to the space in order to accommodate the crown. Partial dentures can be used to replace a single tooth and these are held in place with metal clasps.
If you have several missing teeth, you may be a good candidate for getting several dental implants to restore your smile. In some cases, a dental bridge may be needed to replace multiple missing teeth.
Schedule your tooth replacement consultation with Dr. Dhillon and Dr. Seddon today!