Disease, decay, and trauma are some of the main ways in which a patient might lose a permanent, adult tooth. When this happens, it is vital that patients work with their dentist to discuss replacement options. Without replacing a missing tooth, patients may experience problems such as shifting of the teeth, bone loss, or the inability to speak or eat effectively. Dr. Chong Lee and his team at Galleria Dental Aesthetics are here to educate patients on their options for tooth replacement including dental bridges, dentures, and dental implants.
What options are available?
Dr. Chong Lee offers the following treatment options for replacing missing teeth:
- Partial dentures
- Full dentures
- Dental bridges
- Dental implants
- Implant-retained dentures
What are the pros and cons between dentures and dental implants?
There are many different ways for patients to replace one or more teeth. When patients are missing teeth, they might be torn between dentures and implants. Dental implants have several benefits. They can last a lifetime, are permanent, and do not require removal or additional care and attention. They are also a great way to maintain the natural bone as well, which can keep the adjacent teeth in place and avoid the risk of movement or loosening. However, dentures are also beneficial. They are an economical solution and can replace one, several, or all of the teeth, depending on the use of a partial or full denture.
Which one is right for me?
Every patient is unique, as are their dental needs. Patients need to speak with our team to discuss the best option for them. Some patients are not proper candidates for dental implants if they do not have supporting bone available, which can make the decision to choose dentures easier. Other patients might have dental insurance that doesn’t cover an option which can sway a patient towards one versus another.
Call Dr. Chong Lee of Galleria Dental Aesthetics today!
If you are in need of tooth replacement and want to learn more about your options, we invite you to call us at Galleria Dental Aesthetics at (703) 448-1020. Our facility is located at 1600 Tysons Boulevard, Suite #120 and accepts new and retuning patients of the McLean, VA community and beyond!