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It goes without saying that an incomplete smile is an unhealthy smile. Even if you’re only missing a single tooth, you can suffer from a severe downturn in the visual appearance of your smile. Beyond that, missing teeth can cause several health risks as well, including the buildup of bacteria, tooth slippage and gum destabilization. For this reason, all missing teeth need to be replaced with reliable tooth replacements.

Three common types of tooth replacements include dentures, dental implants and dental bridges. If you are looking for a temporary form of replacements, dentures are your best bet. Dentures come in two main forms: partial dentures and complete dentures. While partial dentures are designed to replace as little as a single tooth at a time, complete dentures can be crafted to replace entire rows of teeth at once.

If you’re looking for durable tooth replacement treatment, dental implants and bridges are highly effective options. If you have a strong jawbone, a dental implant can be inserted directly into it for a solid hold that can last forever with proper care. Dental implants also ensure that you do not have any food restrictions or changes in your daily life.

However, if your jawbone is not strong enough to hold an implant, you may have to choose an alternative treatment. Permanent prosthetics such as dental bridges work relatively the same way. Dental bridges, however, are held in your mouth by attaching and anchoring themselves to the teeth on either side of the gap they are bridging.

No matter which tooth replacements you need, Dr. Cynthia Becker, Dr. Cynthia Pistoia and our team at My Dental Care are here to help you in every way we can. If you would like to set up a consultation with our dentists to discuss your tooth replacement options in Fishers, Indiana, please call us at 317-849-0999 and speak with a member of our team.