Every year, people around the world find themselves having to make the decision about replacing a tooth that’s fallen out. Whether you’re replacing a tooth due to lack of care, genetics, or a simple accident – it’s always helpful to know that there are plenty of options available to you.
As a leading denture dentists in Downey, we’ve helped numerous patients get fitted for affordable dentures that are effective at comfortable and functionally replacing as many teeth as required. For many patients, partial dentures and full dentures are a no-brainer.
Dental bridges use healthy teeth on either side of the gap as supports for an artificial tooth known as a pontic. The downside to a dental bridge is that it can be a little more difficult to clean. On top of this, if the teeth oh either side are still perfectly healthy – you might not want to have to cut them down to prepare them for the bridge. On the other hand, if the teeth may need crowning in the future anyhow – a dental bridge can sometimes be an ideal option. In most cases, you can expect a dental bridge to last between 7 and 10 years.
Dental implants are quickly becoming one of the most popular solutions for replacing teeth. Not only does a dental implant not harm the surrounding teeth, but the titanium post used for the implant interfaces directly with the jaw – which keeps the bone engaged and leads to a sturdier anchor. While this does take time to happen, it means that – after a few months – your new artificial tooth will be just as secure as natural adult tooth, and it can last about as long too.
What’s right for you?
The best solution for your specific situation will always depend on a number of factors ranging from your budget to your lifestyle. Need help deciding? For patients in Orange County, our Downey Dentists can help.