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Missing Several Teeth? Why You Should Choose Our Dentist Office To Help
Replacing missing teeth is a huge step to take toward feeling more confident about your smile. The decision on who you select as your dental care provider is crucial to the outcome. We are here to put your mind at ease and assure you that our dentists, Dr. Kitts
Are you ready to take action, and see what options are available to you? Schedule a consultation with Soundview Family Dental in Edmonds today! Request your appointment online or give us a call at (425) 563-6360.
Solutions Available for Replacing Multiple Teeth in a Row
Teeth can go missing in many different ways. One person may be missing multiple teeth in a row, while another person could be missing teeth on opposite sides. For this reason, no two treatment plans are the same at Soundview Family Dental. We look at the total picture before offering our recommendations for teeth replacement. For instance, bridges are a good fit for someone who has two or three missing teeth in one area, with healthy supportive teeth on both sides. But dental implant supported bridge offers a more permanent solution without worry of bone loss.
Often the choice in which dental restoration is used will come down to preference and budget. While dental implants are considered the gold standard in tooth replacement, it isn’t always a viable option for a person’s budget. However, patients shouldn’t be discouraged; there are options available that can fit their needs while delivering natural results. Take a look at a few of the options we have available for replacing missing teeth along with some of their benefits.
Dentures can be either a full set or partial depending on the patient’s specific needs. They can accommodate multiple missing teeth on opposite sides of the arch, using brackets on remaining teeth for support, in instances of a partial denture.
Full dentures are what most people think of when they hear dentures. Full dentures replace an entire arch and are secured with glue; you will need to apply the glue each time you put them in. Dentures are the most cost-effective approach to replacing multiple missing teeth, but they aren’t always the best solution. They can have a tendency to slip while wearing, which can cause embarrassing moments, aren’t as natural looking, and can contribute to jawbone loss
Bridges are used to replace several teeth in a row and are fixed into place. For those that have healthy teeth on both sides of the gap, this can be an excellent solution.
Bridges contain crowns that are bonded together and supported by the adjacent teeth. They offer a natural appearance, and for most patients forget they even have them placed. Bridges can be used with your natural teeth, or be held in place with dental implants, which are called, a dental implant supported
Dental implants are titanium posts that placed into the jaw bone. These provide incredible strength for supporting crowns, bridges, and dentures. For one or two missing teeth, a single implant will be used for each missing tooth. Typically a crown or bridge will be used in these situations. Attached to the implant is an abutment, which is what the restoration is attached too. The implant is not what you will see; it is merely the anchor for the artificial tooth.
Dental implants are considered safe and provide a permanent solution to missing teeth. Most patients will never have to have their dental implant replaced. While these are the top choice for tooth replacement, they are more expensive, and most insurance companies don’t cover a majority of the cost.
All-On-Four Dental Implants are used to restore a full arch of your smile. This is a cost-effective, long-term solution to replacing all your missing teeth. Four implants will be placed in the jawbone, and a special denture is secured to the abutments. Patients enjoy the benefit of not having to use messy adhesives to secure their dentures. Because the all-on-four dental implants denture doesn’t rest on the jaw bone, there is minimal bone loss and virtually zero discomfort.
To find out which option is best for your situation, talk with our experienced dentists. During your consultation, we will do an exam, take x-rays and discuss what solutions would work best for your situation. It is important to note, that not every replacement option is suitable for everyone. Depending on the condition of your jaw bone tissue, dental implants may not be the best choice, without further treatments like bone grafts.
Are You Embarrassed by a Gap in Your Smile?
Most patients who have a gap in their smile consider it a flaw, an imperfection. Because of these feelings, it can translate into a loss of confidence. Perhaps you have noticed being less outgoing in social situations or smiling not as big as you used to, and it all could stem from missing teeth. But the good news is, you don’t have to live with a smile you are unhappy with – there are solutions available with Soundview Family Dental.
Schedule a consultation today and talk with our dentists about your specific situation. We will go over the possibilities to help you get a natural smile; one you can be thrilled to show off.
Restore Your Smile for Better Appearance and Function!
There are excellent benefits that come with filling gaps between the teeth. The most noticeable difference is the appearance. For those that have missing front teeth, being fitted with restoration can completely change how you feel about yourself and improve your quality of life. But appearance isn’t the only benefit of replacement teeth
Replace Your Teeth and Live with a Complete Smile
We Look Forward to Hearing from You!
Have you been letting gaps in your smile hold you back? Don’t put off having a beautiful, complete smile, Soundview Family Dental is here to help.
We have solutions available to fit any situation you may have. Whether you are interested in dental implants, dentures or bridges, the first step is contacting our office.