Bridges, Implants, or Dentures for Replacing Missing Teeth?

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Bridges, Implants, or Dentures for Replacing Missing Teeth?

Missing or damaged teeth are often components of our smile that we aren’t entirely proud of. The best dentist in Staten Island wants to help you feel comfortable with the smile you wear. Contact our cosmetic dentists at Sola Dental Spa today to learn how we can help repair or replace your missing teeth.

There are several ways that missing teeth can be restored. Let our cosmetic dentists help you to decide what selection might be right for your specific needs.

Dental Bridges

Bridges to teeth are sometimes viable cosmetic dentistry options to solve your missing tooth problem when you are missing only one tooth. The process involves turning the two teeth on either side of your gap into what are called “abutment teeth.” This means preparing them by shaping them to receive crowns, which will anchor the false tooth to the other two. The Staten Island dentists at Sola Dental Spa offer this procedure for those who wish to replace one missing tooth. When the process is complete, you can expect to appear back to normal without a missing tooth gap in your mouth any longer. This procedure is considered when there has been trauma to the mouth, or when cost is prohibitive, as it is more affordable. Bridges also are considered to be very stable, so they don’t disrupt regular activity. The process involved with adding a bridge is also less invasive than the surgery required for dentures or implants.

Dental Implants

You might seek out a dental implant if you are missing one tooth, but aren’t able to guarantee perfect tooth and bone health of the surrounding teeth to the gap. Bridges require anchors of other teeth, whereas implants do not. Dental implants provided by your dentist in Staten Island will be inserted via a surgical procedure wherein the implant tooth is installed with a screw into the bone. It sounds much more terrifying than you would ever experience as the patient, but it can provide complete relief to a missing tooth situation.

Dentures

Dentures may be required when an individual is missing more than one tooth. The denture is essentially a string of implants inserted into a larger gap. If you are missing multiple teeth, our team will likely recommend this or a combination of this procedure and others to restore your mouth and give you the complete smile makeover you desire. Contact the Sola Dental Spa team for your cosmetic dentistry in Staten Island, and we will work with you to get your smile back!