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Losing a tooth because of trauma or decay can be an uncomfortable experience, but did you know it can actually be detrimental to your health? Unfortunately, this can lead to a number of oral problems and have a negative impact on your self-esteem. Naturally, you should have your tooth replaced to restore your functionality, but did you know that you have a number of cosmetically appealing options?

For example, you may consider a dental implant. Implants are a sturdy option that are designed to match the size and shape of your mouth. These useful implants rarely need to be replaced, but will allow you to chew and eat comfortably. Furthermore, implants rarely require any additional maintenance.

Another option you can consider is dentures. As you probably know, dentures can be used to replace any number of teeth, including every tooth in a dental arch. While dentures are also designed to look and feel like natural teeth, they will need to be removed and cleaned often.

We recommend considering the benefits of a dental bridge as well. You see, a dental bridge is composed of an artificial tooth that is attached to natural teeth on either side. Like each of your restoration options, a dental bridge will stop your other teeth from shifting, which can prevent a number of other serious issues. Like implants, this restoration option won’t require additional maintenance.  

Would you like to learn more about what you can do for a missing teeth? If so, please don’t hesitate to contact our experienced team at 704-366-3526. Dr. Drew Hines and our team will gladly answer any question you have. We look forward to hearing from you soon!