So you have a missing tooth you want to replace; what should you do?
First, see your dentist. He or she will probably treatment plan you for either an implant or a bridge.
What's the difference?
Implants are endosteal anchors embedded in the bone acting as root tips.
Bridges are a prosthesis composed of three components: 2 abutment teeth and one or more pontic (artificial, fake) teeth.
Implants are the preferred method of tooth replacement. Why? Simple, implants allow for isolated replacement whereas with a bridge the two teeth on either side of the gap must be shaved down to serve as abutments.
If you have any missing teeth you would like to replace, please call the office to make an appointment!
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