In dentistry, there’s often more than one way to approach a problem. Having options is great because it allows your dentist to tailor your treatment to match your individual needs.
Tooth replacement is a perfect example of having options to choose from. If you want to replace missing teeth in Sarasota, FL, your dentist can help you choose from dental bridges, dental implants, full and partial dentures, and implant dentures
If you are missing one or more teeth in the same location in your mouth, a fixed dental bridge would be an appropriate solution. Designed as a single unit, a dental bridge consists of one or two artificial teeth that sit in the gap in your smile and are held in place by dental crowns attached to adjacent teeth.
A dental implant is a thin titanium post that is placed in your jaw and acts as a replacement root for a lost tooth. Dentists use dental implants with a crown to replace a single tooth or bridges and dentures to replace several or all missing teeth.
Dental implants in Sarasota, FL are the closest thing to natural teeth because the titanium “root” acts just as the natural tooth root did. One of the benefits is that you won’t experience the bone loss that naturally occurs when you lose a tooth. And, with proper care, your dental implant can last a lifetime.
Full and Partial Dentures
Dentures are a full or partial set of removable teeth made for your upper or lower jaw or both. They sit on top of your jaw, and partial dentures are secured to remaining teeth with clasps, while full or complete dentures are held in place by natural suction and restore your appearance and chewing function.
Implant dentures are a full or partial set of non-removable dentures that are secured to dental implants placed in your jaw. Placing implants in your jaw and attaching a customized denture to them results in a tooth replacement that stays securely in place.
Which Tooth Replacement Is Right for You?
It’s great to have choices, but which tooth replacement is right for you? Let Dr. Kaya Aygen explain the pros and cons of each and help you decide. Call our Sarasota, FL dental office to get started.