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Exploring Your Tooth Replacement Options

Exploring Your Tooth Replacement Options

Kansas City, MO, dentist offers prosthetic replacements options for patients

If you have recently lost a tooth, you know just how frustrating this can be. It can cause changes in your ability to eat certain foods or say certain words. You may also feel self-conscious of your smile due to this new gap. Delightful Dental Care in Kansas City, MO, understands your frustrations and is here to help. We offer several restorative options that can help you achieve a full smile again.

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Why Missing Teeth Need To Be Replaced

It is important to address missing teeth early because several problems can occur if left untreated. As mentioned earlier, tooth loss can make it difficult to chew, speak, and show off your grin. In addition to these concerns, your jaw can weaken over time if you are missing even a single dental structure. This can put you at risk of losing more teeth, too. Regardless of how you have lost your teeth, your dentist can find a helpful solution to recreate the missing structure.

Bridges Or Dentures Can Address A Wide Range Of Concerns

How many teeth are you missing? If you have lost up to three in the same row, a dental bridge may be able to help. This is a fixed prosthetic that is supported by crowns on the adjacent teeth. One advantage of this solution is that you do not need to remove it to clean or care for, and it is created to blend in with your natural appearance. Your dentist can show you how to properly brush and floss around this prosthetic to keep your existing teeth and gums healthy.

For patients with more severe loss, dentures are an alternative option. These can be either complete or partial depending on your needs. Partial dentures are similar to bridges but are removable. They can fill the gaps in your smile while leaving room for your existing dental structures. A complete denture set replaces an entire arch of missing teeth. This may be helpful for patients experiencing severe tooth loss.

Dental Implants Are A Secure Option

Implants can be used to address a single tooth or several. The advantage of dental implants are that they can mimic both the visible part and root of your missing dental structure. As a result, you may notice better support and long term stability. Bridges and dentures can be paired with an implant for a sturdy solution. Before receiving your implant, your dentist will need to examine your oral cavity to ensure your gums and jaw are healthy. The post will be inserted into your jawbone, so it is important that your jaw will be able to support this.

Learn More By Scheduling An Appointment

If you are experiencing tooth loss, do not put off replacement any longer. Schedule an appointment today by calling Delightful Dental Care in Kansas City, MO, today at (816)942-7669.

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To learn more, get answers to questions, or schedule a consultation with us, call Delightful Dental Care in Kansas City, MO, at 816-942-7669.

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