You probably know that missing a tooth can be embarrassing, and that you should have a missing tooth addressed as soon as possible. However, did you know that missing teeth can also affect the health of your entire mouth? If you’re missing teeth, we recommend considering the benefits of a bridge or an implant.
An implant is one option you should consider. Implants are extremely useful because of their durability. Like other restorations, implants are designed to look and feel like natural teeth, but if you care for your implant well, they could last for decades. In fact, many patients who have an implant never need to have it replaced.
However, rather than having multiple implants placed, you may also consider the benefits of a bridge. While implants could be used to replace multiple teeth, a bridge can be designed to do so. In other words, rather than having three separate implants placed, you could anchor a single bridge to your existing teeth. This restoration will also help you eat and chew and speak comfortably, but may not be as durable. Still, a bridge can last for at up to ten years.
There are other options you can consider for replacing missing teeth. If you’re interested in learning more about the benefits of a bridge, an implant, or any of your other restoration options, please don’t hesitate to give A Brighter Smile Dental Care a call at (318) 688-9330. Dr. Michael R. Wiesner and our team are eager to hear from you soon.