3 Ways to Get Your Smile Back After Having Missing Teeth
- Posted on: May 30 2017
On your resume of things you have and things you have done, missing teeth shouldn’t be one of them. Whether you have lost a tooth due to extreme dental decay or an accident, it cannot only make you look a bit disheveled, but it can also make it hard to do normal things like chew properly. Luckily, here at Clear Lake Dental Care, we have a variety of options that we can use to replace your missing tooth, give you back your confidence, and allow you to enjoy a nice juicy steak again. From dental implants to bridges, this article will discuss a few of your options. Read on to learn more.
Depending on the health and condition of your jawbone, you may be a good candidate for dental implants. By surgically implanting a metal rod into your gums, a dental implant acts as a natural tooth. Once healed and after a few months, a dental crown will be placed on top of the rod— giving you back your aesthetic appearance and functionality.
Yes, when you typically think of dentures, you think of an elderly individual who has lost all of their teeth, but dentures can also be used for younger patients. If you have several missing teeth— especially in the front of your mouth— an easy and affordable option will be dentures.
You’ve heard the saying “bridge the gap” before, right? Well, with a dental bridge, that’s literally what is happening. By filling in the gap of missing teeth, a dental bridge is a device that is connected to your existing teeth and has a false tooth attached in the middle of it— giving you the appearance of having a full set of teeth.
Having a few or several missing teeth is one way to make you feel embarrassed. However, with dental implants, dentures, and dental bridges, our dentists at Clear Lake Dental Care can restore your smile in no time. To learn more or to schedule a consultation, contact our office today at 281-557-8097!