If you have any missing teeth, it is essential to have them replaced as soon as possible. Not replacing missing teeth can result in alignment problems, problems eating and speaking, issues with your appearance, and even your gum disease and even tooth loss. Three highly effective tooth replacement treatments are dentures, dental implants, and dental bridges.
Dentures can be used to replace one or two teeth, or an entire row of teeth. They look and function just like natural teeth, and they must be removed and cleaned every night.
If you are looking for a sturdy replacement, consider dental implants. Implants are durable and can easily last a lifetime. Dental implants are composed of titanium posts that are placed directly into the jawbone. Through a process known as osseointegration, over time the bond between the impant and the jawbone will strengthen. However, if your jawbone is not strong enough to hold a dental implant in place, an alternative treatment will be needed.
A dental bridge is an effective tooth replacement. A bridge fills in gaps with a synthetic tooth replacement that is anchored to crowns on the nearby teeth. Even if your jawbone is too weak to hold a dental implant, a dental bridge may still work for you. Similar to dental implants, dental bridges are permanent and come with zero food restrictions.
Dr. Andrew Lymn DDS wants to help you with tooth replacements. To schedule an appointment at our office in Bellflower, California, please call us at 562-866-6914. Dr. Andrew Lymn and our team look forward to having you as our guest soon!