Implants and Dentures—Tooth Replacement Options for a Single Tooth
Wondering what your options are for replacing a single tooth? Your dentist may suggest implants or dentures depending on your situation. Replacing a missing tooth not only improves your smile and confidence, but your oral health as well. After all, your teeth are meant to work together to help you speak, chew and smile. When one or more are missing, the burden falls on the remaining ones. They are likely to shift to bridge the gap leading to bite issues and a host of other dental problems.
- Implants: Many patients choose sturdy and stable implants to replace a single tooth. The posts are surgically placed in your upper or lower jaw and form an anchor for the replacement tooth. However, not all patients are good candidates for implants. You must have adequate bone to support an implant and not suffer from any chronic illnesses. Your dentist will assess your suitability.
- Dentures: Removable full or partial dentures can also replace a missing tooth. They rely on adjacent teeth for support. Some patients prefer dentures as adjacent teeth do not need to be grinded down. They are also less expensive than implants. Talk to your dentist about which one is best for you.
Watch this video to learn more about replacing a tooth with an implant or denture.
Need Tooth Replacement in Green Bay, Wisconsin?
To learn about your tooth replacement options, talk to one of our experienced dentists at Brodhagen Dental Care. We follow a proactive approach to dental health which includes educating our patients about their treatment options. Let us help you get that beautiful and healthy smile back on your face! Schedule a visit to discuss whether implants or dentures are right for you.