What are My Best Options for Replacing Missing Teeth?

teeth-white-squareIf you’re reading this article, then you’re either missing a few teeth or you’re not as happy with your smile as you should be. When you can’t walk into a room and smile confidently, it can have a negative impact on your self-image, resulting in confidence issues.

If you find yourself in a situation where you don’t want to smile due to missing teeth, we want to let you know you’re not alone. We treat patients with a variety of dental issues each and every day. We provide a wide variety of cosmetic and restorative dentistry services to help replace missing teeth and restore your smile.

In this article, we’re going to share some of the best options for replacing missing teeth, and restoring smiles. While we’ve been able to help clients replace their missing or crooked teeth with all of the options below, it’s important to remember that every situation is unique, meaning that you need to visit our office in Cumming, GA for your complimentary consultation with Dr. Bragg, Dr. Moody, and the rest of our team.

Here’s a list (along with brief descriptions) of the top 5 treatment options for replacing missing, cracked, or broken teeth:

Porcelain Veneers

veneers-squareWhen it comes to cosmetic options to replace cracked, chipped, or discolored teeth, porcelain veneers are a great option. While they are not the best option to replace missing teeth, veneers are a very effective option to replace existing teeth that aren’t looking their best.

Learn more about porcelain veneers here.

Dental Bonding

Much like veneers, dental bonding is best used to restore existing teeth, not to replace teeth completely. Dental bonding is a relatively simple, straightforward procedure that can quickly fix minor imperfections in your teeth due to cracking or chipping.

Many patients are very relieved to learn they don’t have to completely replace a tooth just because it is cracked or chipped. To learn more about dental bonding, click here.

Dental Implants

If you are missing teeth completely, dental implants may very well be the best option for you. Dental implants are comprised of titanium screws that are attached to your jaw bone, acting as a secure, artificial tooth root. Dental implants are safe and effective, but they are an invasive surgery that requires careful planning and consideration.

To learn more about dental implants, click here.

Bridges and Crowns

A dental crown or bridge is essentially the visible part of a dental implant. The anchored portion is a titanium screw, as mentioned above; the aesthetic portion that other people will see is either a porcelain crown (also called a cap) or a bridge that literally “bridges the gap” between your surrounding natural teeth.

To learn more about porcelain crowns, click here.

To learn more about a dental bridge, click here.

Complete or Partial Dentures

dentures-squareLast but not least, dentures and partials are often used to replace missing teeth. A partial denture is a removable dental appliance, while complete dentures can replace all of your teeth that are missing or damaged due to disease, trauma, or neglect.

We often recommend other procedures before dentures, but in some cases dentures are the best option to replace your missing teeth and restore your smile.

For more information on partial and complete dentures, visit the pages below:

Partial dentures

Complete dentures

What Now?

If you need to replace missing teeth, most likely one of the procedures above are right for you. As we mentioned earlier, the best way to determine which option will work for your specific issue is to schedule your complimentary consultation with our cosmetic and restorative dentists in Cumming, GA.

Drs. Bragg and Moody have a combined 35 years of experience helping dental patients in the Cumming, GA area get the smile of their dreams and help restore missing teeth.

You can click here to contact us or give our office a call today!