Treatment Options For Restoring Missing Teeth
1. Nothing – no restoration. Leave everything as it is
This is the cheapest, easiest option. You don’t even need to see us! However, there are a few downsides to doing nothing, of course.
2. Denture or Plate
Problems with removable partial dentures
3. Bridges (aka fixed partial denture)
Please see our website for more information as to what a bridge is, as there are several types. Generally, a bridge is 2-3 crowns connected to eachother. By crowning one or two of your remaining teeth, we can replace your missing tooth with a ‘crown’ that is then supported by your other tooth. It just hovers above the gum.
See our website for more information. An implant is a titanium screw placed into the jaw bone to mimic the root of a tooth. The jaw bone fuses to it as it heals. Then we put a crown on top.
Advantages of single tooth implant
5. Implant supported/retained dentures
This is like a cross between dentures and implants (above). Rather than putting a crown on top of the implant screw, we put a denture. The implant is used to help keep that denture in. This is a more affordable way to replace many missing teeth, without having as many negatives as normal dentures. The advantages are..