If you need to replace a missing tooth, modern developments in technology have allowed a wonderful assortment of tooth-like replacements to exist that can serve you well for decades to come. This includes dental bridges, dental implants, and dentures.
Dental bridges can create a strong bond with your mouth so that they will not fall out during mealtime as treatments such as dentures may. Although, bridges do require the support of neighboring teeth to be held firmly in place. Bridges work by stabilizing themselves on the strength of other teeth so they can hold firm in your mouth for a lifetime’s worth of functionality and support.
Another popular tooth replacement therapy is dental implants. Implants are directly attached to your jawbone for a sturdy hold that can last a lifetime. Dental implants are also easily replaceable if one should be knocked out or dislodged due to an oral accident. However, dental implants can only be installed if your jawbone is strong enough to support them. If your jaw is not strong enough, bone grafting treatments may be used.
Dentures are the only one of the three tooth replacement treatments that can easily function as a removable therapy. If you have dentures, they can be taken out every night for easy cleaning. Even though most people think that dentures can only be used to replace every single tooth in a person’s mouth, the truth is that they can replace any number of teeth, even down to a single tooth if need be.
Are you searching for a dentist in Schenectady, New York? Dr. Steven Oshins at Oshins Of Smiles wants to ensure your smile shines no matter what condition it is in. If you are thinking about getting a tooth replacement therapy, please contact our dentist office by calling us at 518-356-5635. Thanks for visiting with a smile!