A missing tooth can impact the rest of the teeth in their ability to bite correctly, as well as possibly causing the teeth surrounding the gap to tilt and shift. Additionally, if you have a missing tooth, you can suffer from gum diseases and tooth decay because of the food that will get trapped in the spaces. Different ways can be used to restore missing teeth. If the gap is located in a particularly visible part of the mouth, replacing the missing tooth can help you regain some lost confidence. Listed below are some of the options that can be used to treat missing teeth at Brevard Smiles.
Removable Partial Denture
One of the methods that can be used to fix the missing tooth is using a removable partial denture. The removable partial denture is worn during the day. At night it is removed and put in a cleaning solution.
If you are seeking help for a missing tooth for a short amount of time, temporary dentures are the best option. The tooth space could be healing from an injury so a bridge or an implant are not an option at the moment, so a temporary denture can be used to hold everything in place until a more permanent solution can be used. The surrounding teeth will not be altered in any way.
A bridge may be an option if there are teeth surrounding where the missing tooth was. This is a permanent solution as it is cemented in the mouth. Bridges are anchored to the existing teeth or crowns on either side of the missing tooth. This “bridges” the gap, creating a natural-looking smile.
Dental implants act as a foundation for either long-term or interchangeable teeth. They can be used to fill in the gap from either one missing tooth or more. Dental implants cannot be removed like dentures, which makes them a more natural solution. Chewing, brushing, and talking feel normal, just like the implants were your real teeth.
Contact Brevard Smiles today for your personalized consultation! Dr. LoSasso will work with you to determine which treatment option is right for you. We are conveniently located in Indian Harbour Beach and Rockledge, FL.