You don't want to flaunt a gapped smile anymore and decided to look into implant dentistry. But the high cost of dental implants made you reconsider your decision. Or maybe you want a quicker way to restore your smile and the implant process is too long and tedious for you.
Are dental implants the only way to restore a missing front tooth?
Of course not! You have quite a few options to restore missing teeth.
We will start with dental implants since they usually are the best restoration treatment out there. Because the implant is actually inserted into the jawbone, it's considered a permanent fixture. And, rightly so, with good oral health and proper care, implants can last a lifetime.
Implants have the following advantages:
On the flip side:
With this option, the dentist will create a bridge to cover the missing tooth. The neighboring teeth will need to be trimmed and fitted with a crown to properly support the bridge.
The pros of a fixed dental bridge include:
Dental bridges also have a few drawbacks:
If you are looking for a really low-cost solution, partial dentures are the way to go. They are a removable prosthetic that can be used to replace one or more missing teeth.
Partial dentures have some advantages:
The cons of partial dentures:
Dr. Benjamin Burkitt will help you find the best restorative treatment for your oral health needs, budget, and expectations.
Get in touch with We Care Dental Care today to book your appointment.