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What are my options for replacing a missing tooth?

Bridges & Implants | Elma NY Dentist Losing a tooth isn’t just a problem that affects the appearance of your smile. When a tooth is lost, a whole series of events begins to occur. Chewing becomes difficult on the affected side, which puts additional pressure on other teeth. Over time, surrounding teeth can actually tilt and move into the open space. 

Fortunately, today we have many options for replacing a missing tooth. Depending on the location of the missing tooth, we may recommend a dental implant, a bridge, or a partial denture. 

  • Dental implants are a more permanent tooth replacement and are quickly gaining popularity among dentists and patients alike 
  • A fixed bridge is usually secured to neighboring teeth with crowns, and an artificial tooth (pontic) is used to fill the space 
  • Dentures have been an effective tooth replacement option for decades. Today we can create beautiful full or partial dentures that look and feel as much like natural teeth as possible 

Of course, everyone has different needs, and all of these options have their benefits and drawbacks depending on your situation. If you would like more information, please call our Elma dental office and we’ll be happy to arrange a convenient consultation to go over the specifics of your case. 

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