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How Can I Replace Missing Teeth?

February 18, 2022
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Posted By: The Dental Care Center
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How Can I Replace Missing Teeth?

Replacing missing teeth boosts your self-esteem and allows for easier chewing, but it also promotes improved oral health. Your dentist in the Van Nuys area offers a variety of tooth replacement options to restore your smile, including choices that fit many budgets.

Dental Implants in Van Nuys

Dental implants are arguably the most popular option and the one that dentists prefer. Besides replacing your missing tooth, an implant also restores the valuable tooth root.

Without a tooth root, you’re at risk for jawbone shrinkage, which can lead to oral health issues and even a premature aged or sunken appearance in the chin and lower face area.

If you’re considering dental implants, our implant dentist evaluates your oral health, including your jawbone viability, to ensure that implants will work for your tooth replacement. In some cases, we may recommend pretreatments to make you a better candidate for this option.

Should you and the dentist decide on dental implants, we will arrange your implant surgery. On this day, we implant your new tooth root under anesthesia. Over the next few months, the root integrates into your jawbone, and then you’re ready for your replacement tooth.

Dental implants require no special maintenance other than brushing, flossing, and visiting your dentist—just like before implants!

Additionally, dental implants are known for their longevity.

Complete Your Smile with a Quality Dental Bridge

A dental bridge is a custom tooth or teeth positioned between dental crowns. The crowns protect healthy teeth, and the restorations fill in your smile gap—much like a bridge. Like dental implants, a dental bridge is a fixed restoration.

Your dentist talks to you about dental bridge upkeep, including a special cleaning brush to keep debris away from the gumline.

Implant-supported Dentures and Bridges

Your Van Nuys implant dentist can also secure an arch of replacement teeth on a denture or bridge for a secure tooth replacement. For those with total or significant tooth loss, an implant-retained denture is typically less expensive than an implant for each lost tooth.

Four to six dental implants are generally sufficient to secure an implant denture.

Restore Your Smile Today

We offer natural-looking and functioning restorations and prosthetics, including same-day dental crowns. Our team looks forward to helping you restore your smile. Please don't hesitate to reach out to a friendly team member today to get started.

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