When you are missing one or more teeth, you may feel embarrassed when you smile and speak. The missing tooth may also affect the way you speak, causing you to slur when you pronounce certain words. Furthermore, the open space left by the missing tooth may cause other teeth to shift. All of these things are good reasons to replace your missing tooth. Our cosmetic dentists can determine your tooth replacement options and help you choose the one that is right for you.
To replace missing teeth in a way that produces optimal function and aesthetics, our cosmetic dentists may recommend:
Dental implants replace the root of the missing tooth by being implanted in your jaw. A dental crown is attached to the dental implant. Dental implants are one of the longest lasting tooth replacement options, and they provide excellent durability and a natural appearance.
A dental bridge uses an artificial tooth bonded between two dental crowns, which form a bridge-like restoration. The artificial tooth is positioned in the site of the missing tooth, and the dental crowns are bonded to the surrounding teeth.
The only way to know what tooth replacement options are available to you is to consult an experienced dentist.
If you want to know what your options are for replacing one or more missing teeth, please contact Galleria Dental Aesthetics to schedule a consultation with an experienced cosmetic dentist near Fairfax.