Increasing Your Knowledge of Tooth Replacements

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To alleviate the risks associated with missing teeth, we invite you to speak with our dentists about your options for replacing them. Even a single lost tooth can create a downturn in your oral health, oral hygiene and other aspects of your dental care. Any missing tooth needs to be replaced so that your smile can function properly for many years to come. When deciding how to replace your missing teeth, you should consider three highly effective options: dental bridges, dental implants and dentures.

If you are looking for a more permanent tooth replacement that can drastically improve the look and function of your smile, consider dental bridges. Missing teeth need to be replaced quickly so that your smile can be complete once more. With a dental bridge, your tooth replacement is fixed in place, providing a stable restoration that allows you to continue your life with little to no food restrictions or major changes in your lifestyle. Dental bridges are fixed in place by attaching to neighboring teeth and being cemented into place with a dental crown.

Another more permanent tooth replacement is a dental implant. In order to receive a dental implant, you need to have a strong jawbone, as the implant post is inserted directly into the bone. As a result, your new tooth looks and functions like your natural teeth to help improve your smile. With proper care, dental implants can provide decades of care for your mouth and in some situations, may last a lifetime.

If you wish to forgo the use of a fixed tooth replacement and would instead prefer a temporary or removable prosthetic, our dentists can design a set of dentures for you. Partial dentures are designed for replacing a few missing teeth, whereas complete dentures can replace an entire row of teeth if necessary.

Your smile and oral health care can receive a boost with tooth replacements. If you wish to visit Bird Family Dentistry, you can book an exam by calling us at 253-475-8934. Dr. Zachary Bird, Dr. Albert Bird and our entire team look forward to providing you with the complete smile you need with tooth restorations in Tacoma, Washington.