The primary options for replacing missing teeth are: a dental bridge, implants and dentures. Each type of treatment has its own advantages. Virginia Beach dentist, Dr. Brent Moses can help you choose which treatment is right for you.
A dental bridge is an affordable treatment option for replacing missing teeth. The bridge can be either removable (flipper tooth) or fixed. A fixed bridge is anchored either with dental crowns and/or dental implants.
The most permanent and natural solution for a missing tooth is a dental implant. The implant actually replaces the root of the tooth, becoming fully integrated with the bone.
Dental implants are generally the most expensive tooth replacement treatment, however, they also require the least maintenance. Not all patients qualify for dental implants. The location of the missing tooth as well as the overall health of the patient and bone structure will be evaluated before the dentist recommends treatment.
If you are missing all of your teeth, a denture will be the best replacement option. The denture can either be removable or secured using dental implants. Implant dentures offer the highest level of comfort and stability.