Maybe you are reading this because you lost a tooth, or you have a family member who needs a tooth replacement. Whatever the reason, you still want to know which tooth replacement options match you or a loved one’s dental profile. Down below we have listed a number of popular and effective restorative treatments that our LaGrange family dentist office offers.
Top Three Restorative Options
People’s dental makeup varies and so do their preferences. To accommodate for patients’ dental needs and profile, dentists have three common restorative options: implant-retained crown, fixed bridge or removable partial/full dentures.
Implant-retained crown – this is also called a single-tooth implant, and it’s placed into the jawbone, while attaching an abutment and synthetic crown.
Fixed bridge – a bridge can replace one or more missing teeth, and it uses neighboring teeth to anchor onto.
Removable partial/full dentures – typically a clasp attaches to the natural teeth, anchoring the framework in the mouth. Partial/full dentures replace multiple missing teeth or all of them.
Dental Implants: Perfect Match and Fit for Tooth Loss
While a crown and bridge work well to restore a smile, a bridge also involves a dentist filing down neighboring teeth to be used as anchors. And dentures are removable.
In regards to dental implants, the main anchor is the screw-like implant, which is inserted into the jawbone. It’s permanently placed and won’t move. In LaGrange, dental implants are available at Dr. Maragos’ family dentistry as well as crowns and bridgework.
Do you want to know more about crowns or dental implants in LaGrange?