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6 Ways We Can Replace Missing Teeth

It is important to work closely with your dentist when choosing options for replacing teeth that have been lost. Every case is unique and there are many variables to be considered.

We will carefully review:

  • How healthy the supporting bone and gums are in the area
  • The health of the teeth next to the space and how old any restorations on them are
  • The probable strength and longevity of different options

Our focus will be on stabilizing your other teeth and preventing extra stress that can happen when teeth move or take on the load of one that is missing. Without the continued stability, more teeth will likely be lost.

Here are 6 of the most common tooth replacement options we can offer:

Dental implants: Made with titanium roots, these teeth are strong, stable, and likely to last your lifetime. They can be used to replace a single tooth or several in a row. They look and feel like you have your natural tooth back.

Dental Bridges: These are a series of crowns, one on the tooth on each side of the empty space with a false tooth added between them to replace the one that is missing. Bridges are a great option to replace missing teeth, especially if the teeth on either side can benefit from being strengthened by a new crown.

Partial Dentures: Made by a lab with a metal frame and false teeth added where needed, these removable appliances are an affordable solution. They work well for patients who may be losing more teeth in the future, but can be hard on the teeth that hold them in over time.

Dentures: When all teeth are removed, dentures can be made to give patients back a full set of teeth. They need to be taken out at night and can sometimes be challenging to adapt to.

Implant Supported Dentures: These are dentures that are stabilized with dental implants. The denture will snap in securely so that you can talk, laugh, and eat with confidence.

If you are missing teeth, we will consider your options carefully before making recommendations. We encourage you to ask questions and get the answers you need before being able to move forward confidently.

We promise to take great care of you!

KN Dentistry – Orange, CA – (714) 633-2562

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