The Three Dental Restorations that Can Replace Your Missing Teeth

Published on April 10, 2017

Drs. Mario Samaniego, David Samaniego, Jaime Gonzalez, and Julia Eron-Crane care about you and your smile, which is why we encourage you to replace your missing teeth as soon as possible. Missing teeth can affect your appearance, hinder your ability to chew and speak and promote orthodontic issues. So, if you’re missing one or more teeth, it’s important to call Las Cruces Dental Associates at 575.523.1479, schedule an appointment, and consider your tooth-replacement options in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Those options are dentures, dental bridges, and dental implants.

Dentures are removable replacement teeth and gums that can fill your smile whenever you need. There are two denture options to choose from: partial and complete dentures. Complete dentures replace all of your teeth while partial dentures only fill a gap in your smile.

A dental bridge provides stable, dependable, and permanent results without surgical intervention. It anchors onto the neighboring teeth on both sides of the gap in your mouth and it replaces your teeth with strong, beautiful pearly whites. It is generally made of dental crowns on each side and one or more false teeth in the middle.

A dental implant also provides stable and permanent results. However, it does require surgical intervention. During treatment, our dentist will place a small titanium post into the bone socket of the missing tooth and will cover that post with a dental crown. This can give you a natural-looking, natural-feeling, strong, and reliable replacement tooth. Please remember that this option requires recovery time.

These three dental restorations can help you have the complete, functional, and beautiful smile you seek. If you are interested in seeing which restoration is best for you and your oral health, please call our office as soon as possible. Drs. Mario Samaniego, David Samaniego, Jaime Gonzalez, and Julia Eron-Crane will be happy to meet with you and help you restore your oral health and smile!