If you have missing teeth, this does not just inhibit your appearance. It can also affect the way you chew or talk. Finally, it can cause orthodontic complications. This is why it’s important to replace your missing teeth as soon as you possibly can. To help you understand your tooth-replacement options, our Roman Dental Arts dental team is happy to tell you all about dentures, dental bridges, and dental implants.
Dentures are removable artificial teeth and gums that can fill your smile whenever you need them. There are two kinds of dentures to choose from: partial and complete dentures. Complete dentures replace all of your teeth, either on the bottom arch, top arch or both. Partial dentures fill the gaps in your smile.
A dental bridge is a more permanent replacement option which is composed of an artificial tooth and two crowns which are anchored on the two remaining natural teeth on each side of the gap in your mouth. This appliance is a good medium for when you want strong, dependable, and permanent results but don’t want to have surgery. A dental bridge will last on average about ten years.
A dental implant consists of a titanium post with an artificial tooth attached. This can provide you even more permanent results; they can last a lifetime. Placing an implant does require surgery. The reason they can last so long is because the titanium integrates with your jawbone as if it were a natural tooth root, tightening its hold with every passing day so it will never loosen.
If you would like to discuss replacing your missing teeth with one of these excellent options in Hackensack, New Jersey, please call our office at 201-843-0440 and schedule an appointment with Dr. Donald Roman. Our team will be happy to meet with you and determine which option is best for your smile.