Tooth Loss Options
No one ever plans to lose a tooth, but adult tooth loss is prevalent from injuries, accidents, or gum disease. Once your tooth has been lost, it is important to find a tooth replacement as soon as possible to restore the aesthetics and function of your tooth. Have you ever considered that eating, talking, laughing, and smiling all require the use of your teeth? Your cosmetic dentist can provide a dental implant or dental bridge to replace your missing tooth.
A dental implant is one of the most effective tooth replacement solutions, with a high success rate around 95%. Unlike other restorations, a dental implant replaces the tooth root with a titanium rod, which helps keep the bone and gums strong and provides natural chewing support. A dental implant is most commonly capped with a natural-looking artificial tooth called a dental crown, which is contoured to match the look and color of your surrounding teeth. While dental implants take several weeks to heal, they are known as one of the most long-lasting tooth replacement options.
If you do not have sufficient bone mass or do not qualify for a dental implant, a dental bridge is another common tooth replacement. A dental bridge fills the tooth gap with a natural-looking tooth that is supported by the adjacent teeth. Both tooth replacements allow you to eat normally again and enjoy a high quality of life.
To learn more about the option of a dental implant or dental bridge, contact a Crown Council dentist using the dentist locator on the upper right of this page to schedule an initial consultation.