If you have one or more missing teeth, there is no need to suffer with a smile you are uncomfortable with. Today, Waterside Dental in North Port offers several valuable options to ensure that you have a full, healthy smile. Replacing your teeth is more than looking great; it’s also about preserving the bone in your jaw. Dental implants and bridges are two options that we offer to replace missing teeth.
All About Dental Bridges
Dental bridges have been used for years to replace missing teeth. When you choose a dental bridge, the area is prepped by removing a large portion of the enamel in order to create the bridge. The teeth around the missing tooth may be affected also in order to make room for the bridge. While dental bridges may be more affordable up front, they don’t offer the longevity and natural look you might get from dental implants.
All About Dental Implants
When a tooth is missing, it can be replaced with what is essentially a fake tooth that looks just like a normal one. The implant is made of titanium and is placed in the jawbone. Then the restorative device is placed at the top of the implant. The most important benefit from a dental implant is the fact that it acts as a natural tooth. As the tooth grows around and adapts to the implant, the jawbone is stimulated to produce new bone. This can help preserve the facial structure and the natural look of the smile.
While dental implants may cost more up front, the benefits pay off in the long run because if placed correctly, they shouldn’t need to be replaced. Implant treatment is also a little more flexible, which gives the patient the chance to budget the amount how they prefer.
We Help You Choose
We know the choices can seem overwhelming, so we encourage you to schedule a consultation with one of the doctors at Waterside Dental in North Port. We’ll help you choose which treatment path is right for you.