Losing a tooth can be emotionally disturbing especially when due to trauma. The most positive step to take however is to restore the loss asap.
Implants have become a popular choice for the replacement of one or several teeth. An implant is as close as you can come to having a natural tooth in that the titanium posts that support the crown are surgically inserted into the jawbone to act as the root of the new tooth. Candidates for implant surgery must have sufficient bone structure to support it and certain diseases may slow down the healing process. Your dentist will do a comprehensive evaluation to determine if you are a good candidate for a dental implant. Grafting may be an option or you may want to consider other types of restoration.
A dental bridge is attached to the teeth on either side of the missing one. Once those teeth are prepared your dentist will make impressions which a lab will use to construct your bridge. When it’s ready your dentist will install the bridge and your smile will be restored. A custom-made permanent bridge will function naturally with continued dental care.
Which procedure is best for you? That will depend on your individual needs and should be discussed with your dentist before any final decisions are made. There are many options open to you. Call The Dentistry Place in Denver @ 303-835-9340 to make an appointment for an evaluation.