The loss of a tooth causes an unsightly gap in your smile, and leads to the shifting of your surrounding teeth, bone loss, and further loss of teeth later. Therefore, to restore your smile and prevent further tooth loss, it is necessary to replace the tooth as soon as possible.
The two best ways of tooth replacement are a Dental Implant or a Dental Bridge.
Dental Implants are artificial tooth roots that are surgically anchored to the jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge in place. One of the major benefits of implants is that they do not rely on neighboring teeth for support, therefore preserving any remaining healthy teeth.
A Dental Bridge works by using the surrounding teeth to hold an artificial tooth. Dental Bridges are usually recommended when there is not enough bone support to hold an implant. Also, if the surrounding teeth need crowns as well, a Dental Bridge may be the better financial option.
Whether you choose an implant or bridge, the goal is a beautiful, natural looking smile that allows you to eat and function comfortably. At Start Smiling Dental, we take special care to make sure no one knows you are missing a tooth. Check out our galleries and give us a call for a complimentary consultation to see if an implant or bridge is best for you.