Tooth Replacement Therapy: Dental Bridges and Dental Implants

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Do you require a tooth replacement? Is your mouth left with unfilled gaps that need to be filled in to avoid further damage to your teeth and gums? If you have any missing teeth and would like a more permanent replacement rather than dentures, two standard tooth replacement therapies to consider are dental bridges and dental implants.

Dental bridges are useful forms of replacements because they are not held in place with a paste as dentures are, or by attaching to the jawbone like implants do, but rather they hold tight by creating a bond by linking to nearby and neighboring teeth.

Dental implants are durable tooth replacements often distinguished for their incredible hold in your mouth. They hold tight enough that no food restrictions are necessary. Implants work by directly installing into your jawbone for a solid hold that, barring any oral accidents or injuries, can effectively last a lifetime of wear and tear.

For tooth replacement therapy and advice from a dentist in Bakersfield, California, our team at Truxtun Family Dentistry can assist you. If you would like an oral exam from Dr. Peter D Kim, please book an appointment to come see us at our dentist office. We can be reached at 661-327-7497. We can help you choose the right service for a brighter smile!