As we age, so do our teeth and it’s natural to sometimes lose one or two along the way. It’s more common than you might think and it can occur for any number of reasons from gum disease to physical injury. When and if you do lose a tooth, you’ll want to find a replacement, and thanks to advancements in dental technology you have a number of options.
One of the first options you ought to consider is a partial denture. These removable, custom-made appliances are the right choice for many patients, especially when cost is a factor. Wearing a partial denture is comfortable and conspicuous, however they won’t ever feel like your real teeth and they do limit you in certain ways. Talk to our dentists to see if a partial denture is right for you.
If a partial denture isn’t right, an implant may be a better option. Permanent false teeth have improved a lot over the past several years and can even be implanted in one visit under sedation. Our dentists surgically implant a titanium screw into your jaw and gum, anchoring a false tooth that will look and feel like your own.
Dental implants are safe, durable and last for 20 years or more. The surgically implanted anchor lasts forever. Today you can achieve implants with more than one tooth and in some cases multiple teeth in a row. Surgery does require a consultation and sedation is required. Speak to us today to find out if implants are the right option for you.
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