The Steps to Building a Better Smile: Tooth Replacements

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If you have ever lost a tooth, it can be a difficult process. However, just because you have lost a tooth does not mean your smile must suffer for the rest of your life. Numerous treatments exist including dentures, dental implants, and dental bridges to restore your smile and give you a complete set of teeth once again.

If you are looking for a tooth replacement that is both permanent and very durable, dental implants and dental bridges are two choices. Dental bridges are easily installed by inserting them directly into the gaps between teeth where missing teeth lie and attaching them to nearby and neighboring teeth. Dental bridges can be crafted and modified for your exact dental impression.

As an alternative, dental implants are highly functional prosthetics that can be attached straight to your jawbone. Dental implants are crafted to help build up your jawbone strength and provide a terrific hold that can last a lifetime. Nevertheless, if your jawbone is not strong enough to hold dental implants, and alternative procedure or a bone grafting therapy will be required.

If you want a natural-looking tooth replacement that can be removable and greatly mimic the look of your teeth, dentures are your best choice. Dentures come in two varieties, including as a replacement for a few teeth known as partial dentures, or for replacing entire rows of teeth, known as complete dentures. Both forms are easily detachable and can be easily stored and cleaned on a nightly basis.

To talk about your tooth replacement options with Drs. Risinger and Murphy at Athens Advanced Dental, you can make an appointment at our dentist office in Athens, Texas. Our number is 903-675-9118.