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Do You Need to Replace a Missing Tooth?

Did you recently suffer the loss of one of your teeth? If so, you might still be feeling embarrassed and frustrated. After all, most adults are not prepared to suddenly be dealing with incomplete smiles. Even those who require tooth extractions, can still feel overwhelmed by what to do with a smile that has become incomplete. Fortunately, modern dental prostheses give patients a number of options for how to complete a smile, both functionally and cosmetically. That means you don’t have to worry about an incomplete smile. Instead, you can

talk to your restorative dentist about how to best go about completing it.

Have you Considered the Many Forms of Smile Completion?

Dentures are likely the first prosthetic options that comes to mind, when you think about completing a smile. That is because they are one of the most affordable and fast ways to address tooth loss. Unfortunately, many patients find them uncomfortable, since they can shift while chewing, particularly without the use of temporary denture adhesives to help hold them in place. Dental bridges can help to add stability, through the use of crowns affixed to remaining teeth, but for even more support, your dentist is likely to recommend a dental implant, instead.

When Are Dental Implants the Right Solution?

Only dental implants are able to closely simulate a natural tooth, through the use of a mimic root, created from a biocompatible titanium piece. Once surgically inserted into the jaw, this mimic root can last a lifetime, and soft tissue can grow right around it, creating even more security.

With this mimic root in place, a dentist can affix a replacement tooth such as a pontic, a fake tooth, or even a partial denture or dental bridge.

In Need of Prosthetic Dentistry?

Prosthetic dentistry makes it possible to rebound from tooth loss with comfort and confidence. Schedule a prosthetic appointment, today, by calling Creekside Family Dental Care in Columbia, TN, at (931) 388–3384.

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