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Dental Bridges When Implants Aren’t An Option

Although dental implants are the strongest replacement for missing teeth, not everyone is a good candidate.

According to your Delray Beach Dentist, Dr. George Sanchez, some people may require surgery, and although it is an option, some patients just don’t want to undergo a sinus lift or bone grafting. Thankfully, there are options for missing teeth, such as dental bridges, that don’t require surgery.

Dental Bridges for Missing Teeth

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Dr. George explains that a restorative dental bridge literally bridges the gaps left by the missing tooth.

Referred to as a pontic by the professionals, a dental bridge is kept in place by the teeth that lie on either side of the missing tooth. These are called abutment teeth. Pontics, or artificial teeth, are manufactured from gold, porcelain, or porcelain fused to metal.

While there are four types of dental bridges, tradition, Maryland, cantilever, and implant support dental bridges, traditional dental bridges are the most common.

Why You Need Dental Bridges for Missing Teeth

Missing teeth affect the way you eat and how you talk. Missing teeth can also alter the shape of your face. Even a single lost tooth can change your bite and the way you smile. Your remaining teeth will also adjust to the missing space affecting your bite. This could cause problems with your jaw joints.

If you have a missing tooth, you probably are not getting the proper nutrition you need either. Because it’s tough to eat nutritious foods, such as a healthy salad or a juicy steak, you will not be getting the vitamins and minerals you need. If you have a missing tooth or teeth when was the last time you enjoyed a Granny Smith?

There is Always a Solution for Missing Teeth

Missing teeth cause problems for remaining teeth and gums. A lost tooth can also cause issues for the rest of your body, but there is always a solution. Whether you are the perfect candidate for dental implants, or would prefer a dental bridge, Dr. George and his team are ready to transform your smile.

If you would like more information regarding dental bridges or dental implants for missing teeth, call or click and schedule a no obligation consultation with Dr. George Sanchez.

Your dentist in Delray Beach is ready to make you smile again. Call for a no obligation consultation today.

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Dental Implants Dentures or a Permanent Bridge

If you have a missing tooth or missing teeth, you can choose between dentures, permanent dental bridges, or dental implants. Of course, there is also the option to do nothing at all.

Fix the Problems with Dental Implants for Missing Teeth

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According to Dr. George Sanchez, missing teeth cause bone shrinkage, as there is nothing to exercise the area. Your tooth roots act as an exercise of sorts, and if they aren’t there, bone resorption occurs. If you have a missing tooth, it will also cause your other teeth to move and shift. Teeth that are above a missing tooth will often try and, “grow,” into the missing space.

A Permanent Dental Bridge or Dental Implants

Your Delray Beach dentist explains that permanent dental bridges act as a bridge between the two abutment teeth that lie on the side or sides of the missing tooth. Because the fit needs to be perfect, some removal of the natural teeth is needed for the crowns to fit over the two abutment teeth.

Made from porcelain or porcelain to metal, dental bridges, just like any other oral appliance need special care such as a floss threader. Remember, the teeth under the crowns can still become decayed if proper care isn’t taken. With proper oral hygiene, dental bridges can last for 10 to 15 years.

Dentures

Both partial and removal dentures replace missing teeth. However, unlike dental implants there is no root to implant into the jawbone. Dentures are often uncomfortable and won’t last forever. Unlike dental implants, dentures may need to be replaced every 10 years or even more frequently if you gain or lose weight.

Your dentist in Delray Beach will tell you that because you are missing teeth there is no chance for your bone to exercise, leading to resorption.

Dental Implants

Made from titanium steel, implants are posts that are surgically placed in or on your jawbone. Some patients may require additional surgeries such as a bone graft or sinus lift.

Once the area is healed, which can take from six to 12 months, artificial teeth are placed on the posts. Matched to the rest of your smile, your new dental implants can last for the rest of your life if you are diligent about oral health care.

Replace your missing teeth with a new smile, it’s easy. All you have to do is call your dentist in Delray Beach who can help you determine which procedure is best for you.

Call for a no obligation dental implants consultation with Dr. Sanchez today.

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Dental Implants for Missing Teeth and Confidence

Dental implants are the best way to replace missing teeth.

Unlike dentures, you won’t have to worry about your dental appliance landing in your plate after you dig into a big juicy steak. As a result, implants, won’t cause problems when you talk or smile either.

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Whether you have had a missing tooth for years, or have teeth that need to be replaced with dentures or fixed dental bridges, dental implants are the most comfortable and strongest procedures for missing teeth. Another reason to schedule an appointment with your dentist in Delray Beach. 

What is a Dental Implant?

A dental implant is surgically placed in or on your jawbone. The posts or screws are made from titanium steel, and when healed, fuse to your bone. Known as osseointegration, this makes your new dental implant or implants strong. In fact, they are just as strong as your natural teeth.

After your surgery has healed and your implant posts are secure, Dr. George will place artificial teeth on top.

Am I a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?

Implants are used to replace all, several or one of your teeth. Good dental implant candidates have healthy gums. That means a good jawbone for adequate implant support. However, even if you do have bone loss, you may still qualify for implants because of bone and tissue grafting.

Proper Care for Dental Implants

After your restoration is placed, it is important that you practice good oral hygiene. Because just like your natural teeth, dental implants need care as well. Dr. George recommends that you brush twice with a low abrasive toothpaste and floss with dental tape. A water flosser is also recommended once or twice a day.

You don’t have to live with missing teeth or uncomfortable dentures. Call or click and schedule an appointment with your dentist in Delray Beach, Fl. Dr. George will examine your teeth and gums to determine if you are a good candidate for dental implants.

Call for a no obligation consultation for dental implants today.

Dental Implants: Look Forward To Your Complete Smile

Whether you lose a tooth due to accident, injury, or disease, it will affect your life in more ways than one. You have options for fixing and completing your smile, including dentures and dental implants. Thanks to the benefits implants offer, Dr. George recommends them to many of his patients.

How Missing Teeth Makes You Miss Out On The Important Moments

When you have missing teeth, it can lead to hiding yourself or your smile during important moments in life. For many, tooth loss impacts their self-esteem and self-confidence, since they no longer feel comfortable smiling. With low self-esteem, you might not take risks, such as going for your dream job or asking out a potential partner on a date. Perhaps they do not wish to take pictures to celebrate the special moments. In some situations, the missing teeth might also inhibit your speech.

In addition to the impact on confidence, missing teeth also makes it more difficult to eat certain foods. This might interrupt your ability to socialize or simply enjoy your favorite meals. You might find that you avoid certain situations just so you do not have to eat or smile in public. Luckily, dental implants can renew your smile and help bring back your confidence.

How Dental Implants Make A Difference

Implants provide a durable and natural solution. The implant sits in the root area of your tooth, holding the crown in place. It provides a strong and natural bite, so you are able to eat anything you like. It also provides a natural structure so that you do not experience impairment in your ability to speak. The natural look and feel creates the appearance that you have the smile and bite with which you were born, so you are ready to take on the world and enjoy all of the important moments in life.

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Don’t miss out on another moment in life because of your missing teeth. Call us today to learn more about dental implants and to schedule an appointment with dentist Dr. George in Delray Beach, FL.