Missing teeth can result in a number of serious problems. Certainly a cosmetic issue, missing teeth can also allow adjacent teeth to slip out of place, resulting in changes to bite tension and alignment. What’s more, even a single missing tooth can allow changes to the jaw’s structure, ultimately producing a sunken-in look to the lower portion of the face.
If you are missing one or more teeth, Beaverton dentist Dr. Michael Negru would be honored to meet with you and discuss your tooth replacement options. Replacing teeth quickly is the most effective way to prevent additional problems and protect the strength and beauty of your smile.
Tooth replacement options offered by Dr. Negru include:
- Dental bridges – supported by adjacent teeth on either side of a space, bridges are capable of restoring function and beauty without surgical intervention
- Dental implants – inserted directly into the jaw, implants are used to secure restorations such as crowns and dentures for complete restoration of strength and beauty
Dental implants are the only tooth replacement option that can prevent jaw collapse. This will be discussed in greater detail during your consultation with Dr. Negru.
If you are looking for the most effective tooth replacement option for your needs, please contact Bright Smile Dentaltoday. Our dentist serves Beaverton, Aloha, and surrounding Oregon communities.