Tooth replacement options available at Golden Dental Solutions
- Posted on: Mar 15 2019
Golden, CO area patients faced with tooth loss may feel overwhelmed or confused by the many options available to them for tooth replacement. Drs. Nancy E. Gill and Dallas D. Kenson of Golden Dental Solutions are available to help patients learn about the solutions that can be used and decide which one is most appropriate for their specific and unique situation.
Tooth replacement options
At Golden Dental Solutions, we provide the following tooth replacement options to choose from:
• Dentures – dentures are a common and economical choice for patients who are missing one tooth, several teeth, or even a full arch of teeth. Full dentures are used when all the teeth are missing, while partials require teeth in place to anchor in the metal framework surrounding the false tooth. Both types of dentures may be covered by certain dental insurance policies, making them an easy choice for patients who are not seeking an expensive or permanent replacement option.
• Dental bridges – another option is that of the dental bridge. A bridge helps “bridge the gap” between existing teeth. Crowns on each side are placed over the adjacent teeth to support the bridge while a pontic, or false tooth, is fused in the middle to replace the tooth that has gone missing through loss or extraction.
• Dental implants – for patients seeking a long-term solution to tooth loss, dental implants may be the best choice. These restorations are made of titanium metal and are surgically implanted into the bone of the jaw. Then, the dentist can restore the top of the implant in a variety of different ways to replace one or more teeth. This may include a dental crown, a dental bridge, or even a full denture for stabilization. Dental implants are the costliest solution, but because of their longevity, they can be a smart investment for patients seeking something more permanent than a removable denture or a short-term bridge.
Ready to connect with Golden Dental Solutions to learn more about tooth replacement options?
Contact Drs. Nancy E. Gill and Dallas D. Kenson today to discuss your options. We are conveniently located at 1218 Arapahoe Street in Golden, CO and can be reached by phone at (303) 277-9600.
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