What is the best option for replacement of missing teeth?
If you are missing teeth Hires Dental Care offers several replacement options to restore your optimal oral health. The best treatment for you will depend on your personal oral health needs and cosmetic goals. Dr. Eric Hires will evaluate your gums and teeth and present you with all of your treatment options. Dr. Hires will outline the pros and cons of each treatment and how they will benefit you.
There are several factors to be considered when choosing a missing tooth replacement:
- Your Budget vs. Cost
- Treatment Timeline
- Your Personal Oral Health
- Your Comfort Level
Choosing Hires Dental
Dr. Hires has over 25 years experience in implant dentistry.Every step of your implant procedure is handled in-house by Dr. Hires, saving you travel time to other offices and the hassle of additional bills. Having only one doctor work on your case from start-to-finish means that your care is more precise. Hires Dental Care uses the latest technology and pain-free procedures.
Dental implants are now considered the gold standard in tooth replacement. With a nearly 99% success rate, dental implants offer a permanent and secure missing tooth treatment option.
Dental implants have become the standard in replacing teeth for their many benefits:
- Offer full chewing function
- Provide long-term stability
- Provide structural support
- Will integrate with the jaw bone
- Replace missing teeth at the root
- Will not slip while speaking or chewing like dentures
Dental implants can be used to replace one missing tooth, several missing teeth, or all of your teeth. Dental implants are capped with a dental restoration that is custom fit to your smile. Dental restorations now use the latest in dental materials for a natural looking tooth replacement.
Dentures have long been the only option for replacing a full set of missing teeth. With the advancements in dental technology, dentures are now more realistic in appearance and provide greater comfort and fit.
If you choose dentures to replace your missing teeth you now have the option to have a removable denture, or a dental implant secured denture.
Removable dentures can sometimes move or shift while eating and chewing causing embarrassment or a lack of self-confidence. Traditional removable dentures require special daily and thorough cleanings. Dentures do not support the structure of the jaw bone and patients may experience gradual bone loss and deterioration of the structure of the jaw.
Dental implant secured dentures help to support the jaw bone. This permanent restoration offers patients the confidence that their teeth will not shift or slip in social interactions. Dental implant secured dentures can be brushed and maintained like your natural teeth.
Bridges are used for the replacement of one or more missing teeth. In the past, dental bridges could only be secured by filling down the existing teeth to use as posts for the bridge. The bridge could then be snapped on and off of these filed down teeth.
Dental bridges are more cost effective than dental implants and may provide a temporary solution for missing teeth.
Dental bridges present several disadvantages to dental implants:
- Creates damage to healthy teeth
- Tooth decay more common in surrounding teeth
- Do not last as long as dental implants