Tooth Replacement Options Available To Patients
Dentistry is all about smiles, and having a beautiful, confident smile can be challenging when you are unhappy with your oral health. One aspect that can really bring down your confidence is a missing tooth. We are here to help explain some of the tooth replacement options we can provide to patients. Our goal is to help patients choose an option that is aesthetically pleasing while restoring the function of their teeth and also promoting lifelong health. Following an examination, we will discuss your lifestyle and any concerns you may have about your oral health. We may then recommend one of the following tooth replacement options:
This option replaces the entire tooth structure, including the tooth root. A post is implanted into the jawbone that acts like a tooth root. The process is then completed with a tooth structure, such as a dental crown. This treatment is permanent and bears the closest resemblance to a natural tooth.
This option is a prosthetic that is made to look like teeth and gums. Dentures are removable and can be used to replace an entire arch of teeth, or they can be a partial replacement of some of the teeth.
This option is used to restore the tooth structure when the tooth root is healthy, but the structure itself is damaged beyond repair. Crowns can also be used to complete dental implants. This treatment uses a cap or covering to restore the tooth. It closely resembles a natural tooth and blends in beautifully.
A dental bridge works by attaching artificial teeth to adjacent natural teeth, also called abutment teeth. The finished product looks completely natural and can last for many years when cared for properly.
If you need a tooth replacement and are interested in learning more about which option we would recommend or have any questions regarding options we discussed, be sure to contact our office located in Wilmington, DE to schedule an appointment. We are also happy to welcome patients from Pike Creek and Newark, DE. We look forward to helping you restore your smile and improve your life.