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Tooth Replacement Options

November 17, 2016
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Posted By: Dr. Christopher Takacs
Tooth Replacement Options in Ocean City MD

If you need to replace a tooth, you're probably looking into your options. There's a lot of great options available today for tooth replacement, and our team is proud to offer some of the best choices. Choosing the right treatment is all about your specific needs for the tooth, along with your budget and preferences. 

At the beginning of any tooth replacement process is the tooth extraction. Your dentist will evaluate your needs to prepare for whichever replacement option you choose, and then your tooth or teeth must be extracted. This process can vary based on your needs, but it's typically an easy procedure, and most patients do not even have to be put under for the extraction.

Replacement Options 

  • Dental bridges: Bridges are usually composed of two crowns placed on the teeth surrounding your missing tooth, and a bridge that fills the gap. This is one of the most common options for patients who only have one missing tooth. The process is simple- you will need to be fitted for custom crowns, and then your dentist can place the crowns and bridge. 
  • Dentures: Dentures are the most common treatment for patients who need to have multiple or all teeth replaced. You can have custom fitted full or partial dentures to suit whatever you need. Your dentist will be able to fit your dentures for the most comfortable and effective end result. Dentures take some getting used to, but it's often a great choice once you become more comfortable with wearing them. 
  • Dental Implants: Dental implants are becoming an extremely popular choice for tooth replacement, and with good reason. Dental implants start with a titanium post being placed into your jaw, and then a healing process. Once the implant has completely healed, a full crown will be placed on top, and you can use the tooth as normal. implants are extremely durable, and they look and feel like natural teeth. 

Dental Extractions Ocean City, MD

If you have any questions, or if you think you may need to have a tooth extracted and replaced, give us a call today. We'll be happy to answer any of your questions, and we look forward to scheduling an appointment with our dentist to help you get started!

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