When you’ve had an extraction you may be a suitable candidate to have an implant. An implant is a permanent solution to a missing tooth and it looks and behaves just like a natural tooth. Most importantly, unlike a bridge, it doesn’t damage any surrounding teeth.
A bridge is the traditional way of replacing a missing tooth. It requires treatment to the adjacent teeth or tooth which are used to support a permanent false tooth across the gap. Bridges have developed a great deal in recent years and modern materials can provide strength and aesthetics to make the finished result very natural.
A denture is a removable device used to replace missing teeth. It can be used to replace just a few teeth or a full arch and can be made of various different materials offering different levels of comfort for the patient. Over time a denture can become, as patients describe it, “sloppy”. There are several solutions to this and one permanent solution is the fix it in place with implants. The denture is still removable but held firmly in place with attachments to several implants. Patients like this solution as it is a simple and cost effective solution to something they may have been suffering with for some time.