If a tooth needs to be removed or has already been removed, we can choose from three primary methods for replacing it:
Dental implant – Using this method, a custom-crafted dental crown is affixed to a carefully placed titanium post, essentially replacing the missing tooth without affecting any other teeth.
Fixed bridge – An esthetic artificial porcelain tooth is permanently held in place by attachments to the adjacent teeth.
Partial denture – This removable appliance fills in the space left by the missing teeth and is held into place by clips around your other healthy teeth.
Which one of these is right for you? That depends on a number of factors. Each of these methods has its own virtues, and we’d be happy to discuss your options with you. As we help you make your decision, we’ll keep in mind your own personal preferences, your long-term goals, and your financial needs. Thanks to advancements in modern dentistry, each option can blend in beautifully with your existing dentistry.
If you are missing a tooth, please call our East Norriton dental office today so we can schedule an examination and consultation.