Which Tooth Replacement Service Is Best for You?

Published on March 10, 2017

Do you have any missing teeth that have yet to be replaced? If so, the longer you leave an empty gap in your mouth, the higher your risk of damage to nearby teeth. The hole can become a bastion for plaque and food particles, which can cause infections in the gums, or increase the rate of tooth decay for your nearby healthy teeth. Getting a replacement can greatly reduce your risk.

Which tooth replacement is best for you? Listed below are some common treatments:

– Dental Implants: Dental implants are tooth replacement substitutes that surgically attach replacement teeth directly to the jawbone for a permanent hold that can last a lifetime.

– Dentures: Dentures are tooth replacement substitutes where missing teeth are crafted that can be removed and reinstalled by the owner at will. They are more likely to suffer damage than dental implants due to the extra care required when handling them outside of the mouth. Partial dentures can be designed for a few missing teeth, and complete dentures can be designed to replace entire rows of teeth.

– Dental Bridges: Dental bridges are tooth replacement substitutes that are designed to fill the gaps left behind by missing or lost teeth. Typically used for only a few missing teeth at a time, prosthetic teeth for bridges, often made of metal or porcelain, are crafted and held in place permanently by attaching themselves to neighboring teeth or implants.

If you have suffered tooth loss and need a tooth replacement service from one of our dentists, Dr. Mario Samaniego, Dr. David Samaniego, Dr. Jaime Gonzalez, or Dr. Julia Eron-Crane please call Las Cruces Dental Associates at 575.523.1479 today. Our team in Las Cruces, New Mexico, is to help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted!