While implant procedures can take time and are more expensive they are the closest thing to a real tooth and prevent bone loss in the area surrounding the tooth.
Dental bridges literally bridge the gap created by one or more missing teeth. While they do not prevent bone loss, they are usually recommended for patients who have decay on the opposing teeth.
A partial denture, also referred to as “false teeth” is semi-permanent and is worn over your gums. Partials are the most cost-effective remedy when removing a tooth.
Simply having a tooth extraction is always an option, but bone loss, misalignment and sunken cheeks are all important side effects you’ll want to consider.
Losing a tooth is serious and can have a significant impact on your smile and overall quality of life. If you have questions about your choices feel free to contact us — we’re here to help.