If you have recently lost a tooth, you may still feel as though you are reeling from the loss. After all, most adults do not expect to lose their permanent teeth, much less plan for what to do should tooth loss occur. Sadly, this can lead to hesitation in seeking treatment, which can contribute to poor nutrition and eventually alignment problems with the remaining teeth. This does not have to be the case, though. In fact, modern prosthetic dentistry makes it possible to do more than just cope with tooth loss. It makes it possible to rebound and get back to life as you knew it before the loss of your tooth or teeth. So if you want to return to actually enjoying your meals and smiling confidently amongst family and friends, it’s time to talk with your dentist about the best ways to help complete your smile after tooth loss or an extraction!
Could a Dental Bridge or a Dental Implant Be a Better Fit than Dentures?
While dentures remain a commonly used solution for tooth loss, if you are looking for added security while eating, supported dentures or pontics may be the best option.
Dental bridges are one such option. They rely on dental crowns to help hold a replacement tooth like a pontic, or a partial or full denture in place. By affixing dental crowns to teeth adjacent to the gap created by your tooth loss, a replacement tooth like a partial denture can be held securely in place, allowing you to chew confidently.
About Your Spring, TX Dental Experts:
At Stephens, Gatewood, & Associates, located in Spring, TX, we proudly deliver modern, quality dental care in a welcoming, comfortable environment to patients and families throughout the community. Though we are located in Spring, we also welcome patients from Houston, The Woodlands, Tomball, Cypress, and all surrounding communities. To schedule a consultation with one of our experts, call Stephens, Gatewood, & Associates today at 281-320-2000. Se Habla Espanol!