When you have your teeth extracted, filling that open space is important to the health of your mouth. Here at Clareview and Belmont Dental Associates of Edmonton, AB, we provide our patients with options so they can replace that missing tooth using the best method for their lifestyle.
When missing teeth are not replaced, the jaw can start to degenerate and change shape. This can cause teeth to shift and create problems biting, chewing and speaking. To replace missing teeth, Clareview and Belmont Dental Associates offer dental implants and dental bridges. Your dentist will examine your specific situation and determine which route is best.
Dental implants are a permanent tooth replacement. They work by implanting a titanium implant into the bone socket where it will bond with the jawbone. The new tooth is customized for you to blend in with the rest of your teeth. With good care, dental implants can last a lifetime.
Dental bridges are a common choice for replacing a tooth. The process of applying a bridge is faster than a dental implant, which can take months. Dental bridges work by reshaping the enamel of the teeth adjacent to the missing tooth. Crowns are placed onto the adjacent teeth and a replacement tooth is attached in the middle. It is not uncommon for a dental bridge to last over ten years.
If you are looking to have a missing tooth replaced, schedule an appointment with Clareview and Belmont Dental Associates by calling (780) 475-5922 or visiting our website, www.clareviewbelmontdentist.com.