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Missing teeth amongst adults is actually a relatively common problem. It’s so common that dentists have a variety of options for replacing a missing tooth. This article will take a closer look at three of the most common options for tooth replacement, and some of the advantages and disadvantages of each. 

 

Dental Implants

Dental implants are one of the most effective options available for replacing teeth. They can be molded to fit perfectly in a patient’s mouth and shaped to be virtually indistinguishable from normal teeth. The downside is that dental implants are often one of the more expensive solutions to missing teeth. They’re effective, durable and easy to maintain, but patient’s will have to be ready to pay for it. 

 

Partial Dentures

Unlike implants, dentures are not worn constantly and should be removed at night. The advantage to partial dentures, is that they can be made to only replace the teeth that are  missing. That makes them more comfortable, and easy to take on and off when needed. Another major advantage of using partial dentures is that they are one of the cheaper options for replacing a missing tooth. Despite their relatively low cost, partial dentures are a very effective way of replacing missing teeth. 

 

Bridges

A tooth-supported or implant-supported bridge are both viable options for replacing missing teeth. Unlike dental implants, bridges do not require a surgery to install but still provide a permanent and effective tooth replacement solution. Bridges are particularly useful for replacing a line of adjacent teeth that are all missing. 

 

Having a missing tooth can be stressful, but luckily there are many ways to solve that problem. Those with missing teeth should take the time to consult with their dentists to identify a solution that is right for their individual needs. To learn more visit www.morristownoralsurgery.com.

 

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