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Missing One or Multiple Teeth? Consider These Options

May 23, 2018
Posted By: Dr. Shane Ruggless
Man Thinking | Ruggless Dental

When it comes to replacing missing teeth in Springfield, IL and you are considering dental implants, you might have a number of questions and discover that many dentists have differing opinions. We are here to help.

The critical thing to remember is that what works well for you might be different than what works best for someone else. At Ruggless Dental, we will always present all of your treatment options and provide information to help you make the decision that enables you to achieve your goals for your smile.

Here are some of the teeth replacement options we offer for people missing one or multiple missing teeth.

Dental Implants

Often considered the best way to replace missing teeth, dental implants replace the entire tooth structure, including the root. Single dental implants are standalone restorations that you brush and floss just like natural teeth. Dental implants can also replace multiple missing teeth, up to a full arch. They can anchor dentures and bridges to the bone for security that goes above and beyond removable dentures or traditional bridges.

Partial Dentures

Partial removable dentures replace one or more missing teeth with artificial teeth secured in an acrylic, cobalt, or flexible base.

We design partial dentures to match your existing teeth so that your smile looks natural.

Full Dentures

We never recommend removing healthy teeth if we can protect and repair them. If, however, you have already had teeth extracted or your remaining teeth are diseased or damaged, complete dentures can give you your smile back.

Fixed Dental Bridge

A bridge fills the gap in your smile by suspending a false tooth between two special crowns secured to healthy teeth. The downside of a dental bridge is that we need to alter healthy teeth to secure the replacement tooth in place. This is why many of our patients in Springfield, IL prefer dental implants.

To learn more about dental implants or other teeth replacements, contact Ruggless Dental today!

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