What are my tooth replacement options?
If you are missing one or more teeth, you have a couple of different options for tooth replacement, including bridges and implants.
How a Dental Bridge Works
A dental bridge works well to fill in the gap left behind when you are missing one or a few teeth right next to each other. It permanently attaches to the teeth adjacent to the space, so it restores the form and function of your smile. It also has the added benefit of helping to maintain the health of your remaining teeth because it will prevent them from shifting out of place.
A dental implant is ideal for tooth replacement when you are missing one or all of your teeth. Dental implants are most like your natural teeth when it comes to tooth replacement. Implants will give you back your ability to chew and speak properly. It will also preserve your jawbone, which is especially crucial if you are missing all of your teeth. With dental implants, you will have no restrictions on foods you can eat, and you can care for them just as you would your natural teeth—with brushing, flossing, and keeping up with regular trips to the dentist.
Tooth Replacement in Green Bay
For more information on restorative dentistry, contact your Green Bay dentist FoxView Dental.
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