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Dealing with missing teeth can be a frustrating issue that impacts your oral health, confidence, and daily activities. Fortunately, there are several smile restoration procedures available to improve patients’ oral health, facial aesthetics, and quality of life. In this post, we’ll take a closer look at six teeth replacement options that a dentist may offer, including fixed bridges, removable partial dentures, removable complete dentures, single-tooth implants, multiple tooth implants, and implant-retained dentures.

Fixed Bridge

A fixed bridge is an excellent option if you have one or more teeth missing, and your remaining teeth are strong and healthy. Fixed bridges involve attaching a prosthetic tooth (called pontic) to the two surrounding teeth using crowns. The bridge is a permanent restoration as it is anchored to your natural teeth. Fixed bridges can provide a more affordable alternative to dental implants if you have healthy and strong surrounding teeth. This method can provide excellent results that are natural-looking and functional.

Removable Partial Denture

A removable partial denture is another cost-effective way to replace missing teeth, especially when you have multiple missing teeth. This type of denture is designed to fit around your remaining natural teeth and uses clasps to keep it in place. A removable partial denture can be taken off and cleaned and is often recommended when dental implants or a fixed bridge are not suitable options. These types of dentures are a good solution if you have many missing teeth and wish to restore your smile’s aesthetics and function as well.

Removable Complete Denture

If you have lost all your teeth, a removable complete denture may be recommended. This type of denture is not a permanent treatment but is designed to fit over your gums and provide a natural-looking set of teeth. You can remove and clean the denture regularly to ensure proper oral hygiene. While a full denture is less stable than a fixed bridge or implant, it is a more affordable solution to replace all of your missing teeth.

Single Tooth Implants

Dental implants services are one of the most popular teeth replacement treatments that a dentist may offer. A single-tooth implant involves surgically placing an artificial tooth root into the jaw, after which a crown is attached to the implant. An implant is a highly durable and long-lasting restoration that is also easy to maintain. A single-tooth implant also helps to prevent bone loss in the jaw, making it a wise investment for your long-term oral health.

Multiple Tooth Implants

If you are missing multiple teeth, multiple tooth implants (sometimes called all-on-4 implants) may be the only way to permanently restore your smile. In this case, multiple implants are placed in the jaw, and a permanent bridge is then attached to the implants. This type of implant restoration offers a more stable solution than traditional bridges, which rely on natural teeth for support. Multiple implants also provide extra strength, making them a popular choice for molars in particular.

Implant-Supported Dentures

Implant-supported dentures are a type of dental prosthetic that is held in place by dental implants. These implants are surgically placed into the jawbone and provide a sturdy and permanent base for the denture. Unlike traditional dentures that rely on adhesives, implant-retained dentures are securely anchored to the jawbone, making them much more stable and comfortable.

They also improve the patient’s ability to eat, speak and smile. For patients who are hesitant about fixed all-on-4 or all-on-x dental implants, removable bar overdentures can be an excellent alternative. They offer similar benefits and can be a more cost-effective option.

With so many treatments available, it’s important to consult with your implant dentist to find the best match for your budget, lifestyle, and medical needs. With the right care, any of the above dental restoration options can provide excellent results that restore your smile, improve your self-esteem, and help keep your mouth healthy.

At Windham Family Dentistry, our experienced dentists use advanced technology and digital modeling techniques to ensure the procedure is comfortable and successful. From the initial consultation to the final placement of the implant, we prioritize patient comfort and satisfaction. If you’re considering dental implant surgery or want to learn more about our services, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our friendly team. We’re excited to help you achieve your best smile yet! Book an appointment with Windham Family Dentistry today!