It’s no fun when you have a missing tooth, but there are a few ways to fill in that gap!
Dental implants are the Cadillac of treatments for missing teeth. A titanium root shaped fixture is placed where the old root was positioned and then a ceramic tooth is attached to the top of it. No need to do anything with adjacent teeth as implants are freestanding and just like the old teeth.
Implants can be used to support many teeth, or even removeable dentures.
Bridges can be used to replace missing teeth when there are suitable adjacent teeth to use as supports. These are cemented in and are permanent.
Removeable dentures can replace from one to thirty two teeth and rely on clips to adjacent teeth, or in the case of complete dentures, a good suction fit or adhesive.
Find out which way works best for you requires a thorough look at your unique situation. We would be happy to offer you our thoughts on the matter!
Please use this link to the Canadian Dental Association website for more procedure information. This information provided by the CDA is especially useful because it lacks much of the crazy nonsense that can be found sometimes on the Internet!