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Tooth Replacement Options for A Single Missing Tooth


Just one missing tooth can affect the appearance and function of your smile. An imperfect smile can also lead to poor oral health, compromised overall health, and low self-esteem. It is so important to replace a missing tooth as soon as possible to avoid these negative consequences. Even for a single missing tooth, there are several tooth replacement options. In this blog, our Denver dentists discuss the advantages and disadvantages of a dental bridge, partial denture, and dental implant. Tooth Replacement Option #1: Dental Bridge A traditional dental bridge can replace up to three missing teeth by attaching to the neighboring [...]

Tooth Replacement Options for A Single Missing Tooth2020-11-17T08:17:30-07:00

Dental Implants for Single Tooth Replacement


There are several reasons why patients who have lost teeth should have them restored with dental implants. A lost tooth can negatively impact your dentition and make you more likely to lose teeth in the future. Whether it’s a molar or an incisor, a lost tooth changes the way your teeth are aligned and the way you chew your food. Changes to Your Bite Many people think a lost tooth is “just one tooth” and they can get along fine without it. However, what most people don’t realize is that just one missing tooth can destabilize your whole bite. When that [...]

Dental Implants for Single Tooth Replacement2017-08-07T11:37:49-06:00

How Do Dental Implants Work?


Even if your teeth are healthy, you probably know something about dental implants. You may know someone who has one, or you’ve seen a diagram showing how small screws are placed in the jaw to support prosthetic teeth. The science behind dental implants is fascinating, and understanding how they work can help you know your options if you ever need to replace a tooth. A Better Class of False Teeth For centuries, prosthetic teeth have always been the kind that fit over the gums and only stay in place via suction and sheer willpower. About 30 years ago, however, we discovered that [...]

How Do Dental Implants Work?2017-07-28T12:37:38-06:00

A Dental Bridge Does More Than You Think!


If you’ve lost a single tooth, you’ve probably had it suggested that you get a dental bridge to replace the missing tooth. This type of prosthetic device is a great way to make your smile complete again, but it does more than just replace a missing tooth. Dental bridges help stabilize your healthy teeth, maintain your alignment, and prevent further tooth loss. What is a Dental Bridge? Just like the kind of bridge you drive over, a dental bridge connects two sides with a gap between them. The site of your missing tooth is like the river, and the adjacent teeth [...]

A Dental Bridge Does More Than You Think!2017-07-24T10:52:23-06:00