_ OPTIONS FOR REPLACING MISSING TEETH _
Tooth Replacement Option for You
Things like the type of food you like to eat, whether or not you play sports if you are outgoing and gregarious, or prefer to keep to yourself can impact which tooth replacement option is right for you.
At Vancouver Pacific Emergency Dentist, we can give you a well-made and durable replacement tooth, regardless of which option you select. However, if you are looking for a replacement option that looks, feels, and behaves like a natural tooth, a dental implant is the most effective. When completing this procedure, we implant a titanium post underneath the gums and secure it to the jawbone. This serves as a replacement root system.
Tooth Replacing options
Over the course of one to several months, the titanium and bone will fuse together to create a new root system that is as strong as the original. The process of osseointegration makes it possible for us to give you a sturdy and durable tooth replacement you can count on. In our dental office, we will then attach a new tooth that has been specifically created to blend in with your surrounding teeth.
A dental implant is the next best thing to a natural tooth. It is important to note that this is a surgical procedure, and in order to qualify, your jawbone will need to have sufficient density. As such, not everyone qualifies for the procedure. There are, however, other durable replacement solutions, such as a dental bridge.
A bridge is created by securing a dental crown to the two teeth surrounding the missing one. These crowns serve as anchors to hold a gum-colored bridge in a place where a new tooth is secured. This is the most durable, non-surgical solution you can get to replace a missing tooth because it is firmly attached. Many of our patients prefer this as an alternative to dentures while being less invasive than implants.
During a consultation, We can explain the benefit of both options so you can determine which solution will work best for you. Additionally, if you have any restrictions, such as your remaining teeth not being healthy enough to support a bridge, we will let you know and suggest a different solution.