What Are My Options to Replace Missing Teeth?
If you’re missing one of more of your natural teeth, you owe it to yourself to replace them as soon as possible. In addition to affecting your self-image and quality of life, missing teeth can cause serious oral health issues like bone and gum deterioration.
The good news is that you have more options than ever before to replace your teeth and improve your health and appearance. Beaverton cosmetic dentist Dr. Michael Negru is pleased to offer his patients at Bright Smile Dental Care a wide range of choices for replacing missing teeth.
Dental implants are the closest thing you’ll find to real teeth. A surgically placed implant fuses with your jawbone and is capped with a prosthetic tooth that looks and feels just like the real thing. Dental implants require the same kind of care you’d normally give your natural teeth, so there’s no need for special regimens. Dental implants are generally the best long-term solution.
A dental bridge is a prosthetic tooth that’s held in place by crowns attached to the adjacent natural teeth. Dental bridges are available in three different varieties to suit different kinds of tooth replacement needs and are less invasive than dental implants.
Dentures are the classic removable “false teeth” used to fill gaps with a custom made oral prosthetic device. It takes time to adjust to wearing dentures, and you’ll need to follow certain cleaning procedures to keep your mouth healthy. But dentures remain attractive to patients who may not be good candidates for other restorative options.
If you are missing one or more teeth, you don’t have to suffer any longer. Please contact Bright Smile Dental Care today to schedule your consultation. Dr. Negru serves patients in the Beaverton, Oregon area.