Do you have a missing tooth?
Missing a tooth can be painful or embarrassing. The loss can affect how you eat, chew, smile and can result in bone loss around the hole. More common than thought, the average adult between the age of 20 and 64 has three or more decayed or missing teeth! There's no need to suffer there are several options available to replace missing teeth.
Bridges replace missing teeth with caps over the teeth next to the missing tooth and a fake tooth at the site of the missing tooth. This is cemented permanently just like a crown on a single tooth.
Partial dentures replace multiple missing teeth using clasps around existing teeth and holding in the fake teeth, similar to a removable retainer. With dentures, all your teeth must be removed.
You can choose between conventional dentures, which are made for your mouth after your remaining teeth have been removed; immediate dentures, which are inserted on the same day that your teeth are removed; or implant retained dentures.
Implants are the most popular replacement option for missing teeth. It is a medical grade titanium anchor placed in the bone that a permanent crown is screwed onto. A great option to replace teeth but requires time and proper tooth selection as certain health factors and bites can impact success of implants.
If you have a missing tooth, call Gates Family Dentistry at 503-682-2110.to find out which option might work the best for you!
Gates Family Dentistry
29990 Town Center Loop W
Wilsonville, OR 97070