If you have lost one or more teeth or are facing tooth extraction due to damage or disease, you have several replacement options. Dr. Kennedy of Turnagain Dental recommends you carefully consider your choices and weigh the pros and cons of each. Dental implants offer some special advantages above and beyond what other tooth replacements offer. Here, Dr. Kennedy reveals some of these unique advantages.
Missing one or more teeth can cause a whole host of problems, including problems with eating and drinking. Missing teeth can also lead to more missing teeth if you don’t get the problem fixed sooner rather than later.
If you have looked into getting your missing teeth replaced, you probably know that a bridge, dentures, or dental implants are among your options. You may also know that dental implants are usually considered to be the best replacement because they look and function most like your natural teeth, and they are long-lasting without the needed repairs and adjustments that go along with dentures.
Missing teeth are problematic for a number of reasons. If you are missing teeth, you might be feeling self-conscious about your smile. If you are missing teeth, you might have trouble eating and chewing properly. In addition, when you are missing one tooth, this can often lead to more missing teeth.
Most people are aware that a dental bridge or dentures are an option, and both of these will work to give you back most of the function of your missing teeth. However, when considering the long-term, you may want to consider dental implants.
When tooth decay spreads to the pulp of your tooth and a root canal can’t save it, an extraction is necessary to stop the spread of the infection into your bone. Yet, what happens after the tooth is pulled? At Turnagain Dental we not only provide in-office extractions, but also offer our patients several restorative dentistry options. Whether you choose dental bridges or implants, we will go over the pros and cons of each so you can make an informed decision.