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There’s no such thing as a harmless gap in your grin. Even just one missing tooth can throw off the balance of your bite, and your remaining teeth could drift out of place. This can eventually lead to severe oral health issues. Dr. Marable has several ways to fill in that empty space, and he’s happy to walk you through your various options so that you can find the one that will have you smiling confidently. If you need a consultation to discuss options for replacing missing teeth in Fort Valley, GA, call Fantastic Smiles today.
A bridge can be used to replace a single tooth, but it can also be used to fill gaps when multiple teeth in a row have been lost. It’s actually a combination of two or more crowns (which can either rest on implants or natural teeth for support) that hold a number of false teeth between them. There are many advantages to having a bridge placed; not only will the function and appearance of your smile be restored, but the bridge will help maintain the overall shape of your face.
Losing one tooth is problematic, but the consequences of losing an entire arch are even more dire. Luckily, dentists have already been using dentures to correct extensive cases of tooth loss for generations, and modern technology has made false teeth even more comfortable and lifelike than ever before. Nowadays, dentures can be fixed in place with dental implants for the added convenience of having prosthetic teeth that can be brushed and flossed just like real ones.
If you have healthy gums and a jaw that still retains a high level of bone density, you should seriously consider getting dental implants to replace missing teeth. These titanium posts essentially act as “roots” for your new teeth, holding them firmly in place while also working to keep the surrounding bone tissue healthy and intact. The end result is a beautiful, strong smile that looks and feels as natural as possible in your mouth.