What are my Tooth Replacement Options?
Living with a missing tooth affects every aspect of your life. Things we take for granted like ordering food at a restaurant or talking with others become difficult and even embarrassing. This can definitely take a toll on your confidence!
Dental implants at our Fairfax, VA dental office may be the solution you're looking for.
What Is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is the most successful tooth replacement option dentistry has to offer because it restores both your tooth and your root. A biocompatible titanium post is surgically placed into your bone to replace your missing root, while a porcelain crown restores your tooth.
By replacing your root, your bone remains healthy and stimulated, while your new tooth keeps your existing teeth from shifting into the open space. Because dental implants closely mimic your natural tooth structure, they offer nearly the same function you had before, which means that you'll smile, talk, chew, and eat with ease once again.
What Is a Dental Bridge?
Another option for restoring your tooth is a dental bridge. This fixed appliance works well for restoring one or more missing adjacent teeth.
Using dental crowns as anchors to your healthy teeth, prosthetic teeth attach to the crowns and fill in the gap. Dr. Fairfax customizes your bridge to complement your smile so that no one will know you are missing a tooth. It's very important to keep your anchor teeth clean to ensure the longevity of your bridge.
Dental implants can also be used to support a bridge. Implants are strategically placed into your bone to support your prosthetic teeth, which also helps protect the integrity of your bone. Implants can also support dentures, which are designed to replace an entire arch of missing teeth. Dr. Fairfax will customize your denture to "snap" into dental implants, offering a more secure fit than ever before, with no movement or slippage when you talk or eat.
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If you're considering tooth replacement, we encourage you to contact our office, schedule a consultation with Dr. Fairfax, and learn what's possible for the long-term health of your smile!