Tooth loss negatively affects millions of Americans. For those that are living with missing teeth, there is often a lack of confidence and problems with normal eating & speech patterns. Thankfully, cosmetic dentistry in Smithville, TX has come a long way. There are now there are many options for missing tooth replacement. Typically patients that are missing one or more adult teeth will have to consult with their dental professional to come up with the best method for tooth replacement. At Smithville Family Dentistry we offer dentures and dental implants, two of the most common forms of tooth replacement!
Dentures are one of the most well known methods for replacing missing teeth. Dentures come in full and partial and typically cost less than dental implants. Dentures can help individuals regain their confidence and ability to eat and speak normally. Dentures are not secured into the jawbone, and can take some time to get use to. It has also been found dentures do not stop or slow down bone loss from missing teeth. This means that every few years dentures will need to be remade to ensure a slip-free fit. One of the major advantages of dentures is that there is no surgery necessary to be fit for dentures.
Dental implants are quickly becoming the most popular form of tooth replacement. Dental implants are secured into the underlying jaw bone and have a more natural look and feel. Patients have also mentioned that dental implants are much more comfortable than dentures as they do not slip out of place. Due to the fact that dental implants are supported by a post that is implanted within the jaw, there is no need negative effect on adjacent teeth. Bone loss with dental implants is also kept to a minimum. Dental implants are by far the strongest form of tooth replacement. Unfortunately, dental implants are much pricier than dentures and require surgical implantation.
To learn more about cosmetic dentistry in Smithville and how it applies to dentures and dental implants, contact Smithville Family Dentistry. Our cosmetic dentistry professionals are committed to helping you regain your smile and confidence through a variety of tooth replacement methods!