Many patients visit our Jacksonville, FL dentist office looking for restorative dentistry solutions to replace one or more missing teeth. As your experienced dentist in Jacksonville, Dr. Alexander is happy to provide tooth replacement options to his patients who are missing one or more teeth. Two of the main restorative options we give our patients include dental bridges and dental implants. Learn more about the differences between these two restorative dentistry options below:
Dental bridges replace a missing tooth or several consecutive missing teeth by utilizing the strength of the teeth surrounding the empty space. A prosthetic bridge is created to cosmetically replace the missing tooth or set of teeth. The bridge is secured externally to the surrounding teeth. Some patients may choose an implant-supported bridge for more durability and support. This is because, while a standard bridge effectively does the job, it will also require some lifestyle alterations. Many foods cause harm to bridge hardware and must be avoided to ensure the longevity of your dental restoration. This is why many patients choose implant-supported bridges to give their bridge added support so that they do not have to avoid eating their favorite foods. Dr. Alexander will help you decide what type of dental bridge is right for you at your initial restorative consultation.
Dental implants are considered the premier tooth replacement option. Considered the only permanent solution to replacing a missing tooth, dental implants require a surgical procedure. The surgical procedure is for the insertion of a titanium post into your soft tissues. As your soft tissues heal, the post will fuse into your jawbone, giving your restoration tooth-root functionality. Once fully healed, a dental crown will be attached to the post using an abutment. This allows you to replace a missing tooth or multiple teeth without utilizing the support of your surrounding teeth. Instead, your restored teeth will be fully fused into your jaw for better long term chewing and speaking habits. Jacksonville dentist, Dr. Alexander offers dental implants to patients as a permanent and natural-looking solution for tooth loss. Whether you need a single dental implant for one missing tooth or implants for multiple missing teeth, Dr. Alexander can help you.
Replace Missing Teeth in Jacksonville, FL
We would love to help you replace any missing teeth in the new year. During your initial restorative dentistry consultation, our team members will review the entire process, have all your questions about your restorative options answered, and review the cost for your chosen procedure. Our staff can discuss dental insurance benefits as well and help you with any financing that may be needed. Call 904.901.4302 or request a consultation online. We look forward to seeing you soon, and we hope all of our patients had a great holiday season.