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3 Options for Replacing Multiple Missing Teeth

March 5, 2021
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Posted By: Dr. Jon Ehlers
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When it comes to tooth replacement, there are a variety of options available, and your Sedalia, MO dentist will most likely recommend a specific option for you based on your dental health and situation. At Tiger Family Dental, we often replace teeth using the below three tooth replacement options. 

1. Dental Implants

Of all the options available, dental implants are the closest option to a natural tooth, making them one of the most popular choices for our patients. Dental implants are situated in your jawbone and preserve its health and strength as a natural tooth root would, ensuring that your tooth replacement is totally secure and won’t fall out or loosen when you chew or talk.

Dental implants can be cared for as you care for your natural teeth, making them easy to maintain. When our Sedalia patients need teeth replaced, we recommend dental implants whenever appropriate.

2. Dental Bridge

A dental bridge spans the gap between the remaining teeth. If you want an alternative to dental implants, a dental bridge is often a good choice. Dental bridges are not implanted into your bone the way dental implants are. Instead, they are attached to your remaining teeth using crowns.

A dental bridge can help you maintain your oral health, but unfortunately, a bridge will not preserve your jawbone as dental implants do. 

3. Dentures

Dentures are another good option when it comes to replacing multiple teeth. If you are only missing a few teeth, partial dentures can be used. Partial dentures are anchored to remaining teeth with metal clasps to hold them securely in place. Full dentures replace all upper teeth, lower teeth, or both.

Dentures have improved dramatically over the years, and we can now design artificial teeth that look incredibly natural and blend right in with your smile.

Dental Implants in Sedalia, MO

If you need dental implants or another tooth replacement option in Sedalia, MO, reach out to Tiger Family Dental to schedule your consultation with Dr. Ehlers or Dr. Coleman.

We are here to help you replace your missing teeth with excellent tooth replacement options, including implants, bridges, and dentures. With a full smile, you’ll enjoy better oral health and a higher level of confidence!

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