Missing teeth can pose a number of esthetic problems and as well as general health and wellness problems for people. There are several treatment options to consider if you are missing multiple teeth.
Removable Partial Dentures
Removable Partial Dentures consist of a metal framework with plastic teeth and gum areas. The framework includes metal clasps or other attachments that hold the denture in place.
Full dentures are dentures that are designed to replace all of the teeth along the dental arch when a person has experienced major tooth loss. Like partial dentures, full dentures latch onto the remaining gumline in order to stay in place.
When a tooth cannot be restored, it needs to be replaced once it has been removed for both functional and esthetic reasons. A dental implant acts as a tooth root for the restoration. It provides stability for the fixed or removable replacement tooth. That means that the dentures or bridges that are affixed to the implant will not move around in your mouth.
There are different types of implant restorations available, and only a thorough examination will reveal the health of the surrounding tissues, teeth, gums and bone density.
Weighing All O f Your Options F or Restorative Dental Care
While an implant restoration is a superior option to removable dentures, our team will be sure to consider all options with you during your consultation. We will answer any and all questions that you may have about your overall dental health and wellness so that you can make the best possible decisions for the overall condition of your smile.
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If you would like more information about all of your options for replacing missing teeth, contact Maple Avenue Family Dentistry today at 401-237-4324.