What Are My Options for Missing Teeth?

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by La Jolla Dentist | Aug 30, 2018 | Dental CrownsDental ImplantsDenturesRestorative Dentistry

When you have missing teeth in La Jolla, you most likely don’t want to walk around with gaps in your mouth. This is not only unappealing to look at, but you will find it more difficult to talk and eat. Not to mention, having a missing tooth can cause your surrounding teeth to start merging into the empty spot. To avoid complications, having a hard time eating and hiding your smile, we recommend finding a solution for your missing teeth. At La Jolla Dental Image we offer several different options to replace your missing teeth. Find out what they are and come to visit our dentist to get started on replacing your teeth today.

Dental Implants for Missing Teeth

One of our top options for replacing missing teeth in La Jolla is dental implants. Dental implants use a screw that is surgically inserted into your jaw as a replacement for your missing tooth root. This not only generates bone mass, but it provides us with an anchor to attach your restorations to. This will give you more security with your restorations. Dental implants can be used with dental crowns, dental bridges and even with dentures. This will secure your restoration in place so you never have to worry about taking it out to clean or it falling out at the wrong time.

Dentures for Missing Teeth

If you have a jaw full or missing teeth or even just a section, we offer both full dentures as well as partials. Dentures are typically the last choice for our patients because they are removable and don’t provide the best comfort. However, dentures are comfortable and a great option if you have an entire mouth of missing teeth. If you need replace your mouth of teeth but want your dentures to be more secure, you can opt for implant supported dentures. Your dentures will be attached to your dental implants for a more secure feeling restoration.

Dental Bridges for Missing Teeth

For patients missing one or two teeth next to each other, they can opt for a dental bridge. Dental bridges require two anchors such as teeth or dental implants in order to connect the bridge that contains the false teeth to replace the missing teeth. Dental bridges are a natural looking solution that is permanently attached to your remaining teeth or with dental implants.

Dental Crowns for Missing Teeth

The last solution you will find for your missing teeth at La Jolla Dental Image is a dental crown. Dental crowns are used both for restoring broken or fractured teeth but also for replacing missing teeth. A dental crown can be manufactured to look just like the tooth you lost and is then attached to a dental crown. They last for life and you never have to worry about cavities or staining.

Find the Right Solution for Your Missing Teeth Today

Living with missing teeth can really take a damper on your social life and make it difficult to eat properly. It’s time to replace your missing teeth today! Give La Jolla Dental Image a call to schedule a consultation or fill out our online form to get in contact with our dentist for a consultation. We have the missing teeth solution you have been looking for.