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How Can a Prosthetic Dentist Complete Your Smile?

If you have recently lost a tooth, you may still be struggling to rebound from the loss, emotionally, especially if it was unexpected or due to a trauma. Unfortunately, the longer you wait to take action, the more likely you are to face additional problems because of the loss, such as alignment problems and even additional tooth loss, due to a shrinking jaw. Fortunately prosthetic dentists offer a number of ways to complete the smile, after the loss of a tooth, so you can stop struggling, and start smiling again.

Stumped How to Complete Your Smile? Your Dentist Can Help

Dentures remain the most popular choice in dental prosthetics, largely because they can be given to a patient quickly, and they are one of the most affordable prosthetics available. But that doesn’t meant they’re necessarily the best solution for you.

Dental bridges, for instance, can provide added security, because they anchor a replacement tooth, such as a partial denture, through the use of dental crowns on the two teeth closest to the gap.

Dental implants are even more permanent and stable than bridges or unsupported dentures, thanks to a surgically inserted post which supports a replacement tooth.

Each form of prosthetic has its own unique benefits, so determining which is right for you will depend on a number of factors, including your goals in seeking treatment, your budget, and your current oral health. To support a post for an implant, for instance, the jaw must be in relatively good shape and the gum tissue healthy.