If you have a missing tooth, you may know that there are several things you should consider doing to have the issue addressed. While many restorations offer similar benefits, you should have your tooth replaced as soon as possible. If you don’t, you could have a hard time chewing comfortably or could struggle to pronounce certain sounds. However, while you’re considering these potential benefits, we recommend considering the perks of a bridge and of an implant.
An implant is one option you should consider. Implants are extremely useful because of their durability. Like other restorations, implants are designed to look and feel like natural teeth, but if you care for your implant well, they could last for decades. In fact, many patients who have an implant never need to have it replaced.
If you’re missing multiple teeth, an implant may not be the best option for you. Instead, we recommend considering the benefits of a dental bridge. Bridges are attached to a natural tooth, or to an implant. This makes bridges extremely sturdy. Bridges are also useful because one bridge can be used to replace up to three teeth. While not as durable as implants, bridges can last for up to ten years.
There are other options you can consider for replacing missing teeth. If you’re interested in learning more about the benefits of a bridge, an implant, or any of your other restoration options, please don’t hesitate to give New Smile Dentistry a call at (972) 231-9591. Dr. Dawn A. Wu and our team are eager to hear from you soon.