If you have suffered an oral accident or tooth extraction, you are aware of the negative effects it can have on your entire life. Not only may missing teeth make it harder to eat or speak, but they can disrupt social settings and cause depression and low self-esteem. Fortunately, with modern technology, there are tooth replacement options that look and feel much like natural teeth to give you back the smile you have lost.
Have you lost a tooth that needs to be replaced? Listed below are some commonly used tooth replacement services:
– Dental Implants: Dental implants are tooth replacement alternatives that surgically attach replacement teeth directly to the jawbone for a permanent hold that can last a lifetime.
– Dentures: Dentures are tooth replacement alternatives where missing teeth are crafted that can be removed and reinstalled by the owner at will. They are more likely to be damaged than dental implants due to the extra care required when handling them outside of the mouth. Partial dentures can be implemented for a few missing teeth, and complete dentures can be implemented to replace entire rows of teeth.
– Dental Bridges: Dental bridges are tooth replacement alternatives that are designed to fill the gaps left behind by missing or lost teeth. Typically used for only a few missing teeth at a time, prosthetic teeth for bridges, usually made of metal or porcelain, are crafted and held in place permanently by attaching themselves to neighboring teeth or implants.
If you have suffered tooth loss and need a tooth replacement service from Clearpoint Dentistry, contact Dr. Lupy Gonzalez at our dentist office in Houston, Texas, and we can help determine which service is best for you. You can schedule an oral exam by calling us at 281-487-2400. We can help you choose the right service for a bright smile!