Little did you know, missing one or more teeth can be extremely troublesome and annoying, especially because it can hinder your self-esteem, inhibit your ability to chew and talk, and encourage many orthodontic issues. So, if you’re missing teeth, it’s best to consider your replacement options and fill the gaps in your smile as soon as possible. Your tooth-replacement options include dentures, dental bridges, and dental implants.
Dentures are beneficial appliances that are removable, which means you can have a complete smile whenever you want. For your convenience, there are two different types of dentures available, which are complete dentures and partial dentures. Complete dentures replace every tooth in your mouth. Partial dentures replace a few missing teeth in a row when there are still natural teeth remaining.
A dental bridge is beneficial if you have a desire to permanently fill a gap in your smile without going through invasive surgery. The bridge has a dental crown on each end and one or more false teeth in the middle. It is anchored on the neighboring natural teeth on both sides of the gap and it gives you natural-looking results.
A dental implant also provides stable and permanent results. However, it does require surgical intervention. During treatment, Dr. John Lee will place a small titanium post into the bone socket of the missing tooth and will cover that post with a dental crown. This can give you a natural-looking, natural-feeling, strong, and reliable replacement tooth. Please remember that this option requires recovery time.
Are you interested in replacing your missing teeth with one of these dental restorations in Fresno, California? If so, don’t be afraid to call John Lee, DDS at 559-439-9621 and schedule an appointment at your earliest convenience. Dr. John Lee and our dental team will be more than happy to meet with you, examine your smile, and determine which option is best for you. We look forward to hearing from you!