You can eat, drink, and speak like you used to
A promise from Mission Oral Surgery team
We have many treatment options available to replace your missing teeth for maximum health and happiness. Find out more about why it’s important to replace your missing teeth and what options you have available.
Each treatment will be explained to you in a way that’s clear, simple, and complete. Our office uses the latest technology to ensure your safety and to put you at ease before, during, and after your treatment.
Here, you will find comfort when you need it most.
Have questions about replacing missing teeth?
Why replace missing teeth?
Many people don’t realize that missing teeth can lead to a deteriorated appearance. As people unnaturally rely on the remaining teeth, different kinds of health situations can also arise.
When a person continually eats, speaks or uses their facial muscles without proper support from the jaw, tension headaches or jaw pain can result. This is because muscles of the jaw are being stressed unnaturally, which can lead to some signs of premature aging.
However, by getting replacement teeth, a person’s appearance, remaining teeth, and health can be significantly improved. As jaw density and bone structure improves, the chances of getting pain or deteriorating teeth drastically decreases.
Tooth replacement options for missing teeth
There are a variety of tooth replacement options for missing teeth. Different solutions work best for different people, who each have unique needs:
- Denture: A denture is the most common solution for people missing all teeth in one or both jaws. For some people, dentures are the perfect solution, however, many people find dentures uncomfortable and opt for a more permanent solution. Since dentures come in fixed sizes, they tend to be uncomfortable for many people due to differing jaw size and shape.
- Fixed Bridge: A fixed bridge is a connected set of replacement teeth, meant to fill in the gaps. The fixed bridge option often requires sanding down a portion of the remaining teeth, so that they can be transformed into a type of anchor. The need to damage the remaining teeth is a major drawback to the fixed bridge, but this is a traditional, tried-and-tested option.
- Flipper: A flipper is a plastic, removable tooth with a plastic retainer. This is a fragile and inexpensive solution, usually only suitable for temporary use.
- Metal Partial: A metal partial is a partial denture. It is cast in metal, held in place by wire clips, and removable. Therefore, it can be reinserted and removed as required.
- Dental Implants: Dental implants are the most comfortable and permanent solution. Implants form a strong, healthy foundation for other replacement teeth, and help keep the jaw strong. In addition, implants last a lifetime. They are often the most attractive, stable, and comfortable option for every patient.
At Mission Oral Surgery, we evaluate what type of tooth replacement option is best for your specific situation and provide you with options so you can choose the best solution for you.
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