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March 30, 2018

Missing A Tooth? Here’s What You Can Do!

Filed under: Cosmetic Dentistry — Dr. Ryan Busk @ 8:44 pm

If you’ve lost a tooth due to an accident, periodontal disease or tooth decay, you may be wondering what your options are for replacing it. A missing tooth can affect your self-esteem and appearance, as well as your oral health. That’s why it’s so important to replace your tooth as soon as possible. But what’s the best way to do so? You have quite a few options at Busk Family Dentistry, including dental bridges, partial dentures, and dental implants. Here’s what we recommend!

Dental Implants – The Best Way To Permanently Replace A Missing Tooth

If you are missing a tooth, a dental implant is the best way to permanently replace it and restore your smile.

Dental implants consist of two primary elements: the post and the crown. The post is made of titanium or zirconium, and implanted directly into your gum and jaw tissue, functioning as an artificial root.

Once your mouth has healed, a dental crown is attached to the post with an abutment, resulting in a permanent tooth restoration. The crown is created to mimic your original tooth, giving you a natural look and feel.

Because dental implants are comfortable and permanent, Dr. Ryan Busk highly recommends them for most patients with a single missing tooth.

Are Dental Implants Worth The Price?

Yes. Dental implants usually cost quite a bit more than a partial denture or a dental bridge, but they have a number of benefits that make them worth the investment.

  • Completely permanent – If you take proper care of your mouth and visit Dr. Busk for regular 6-month cleanings, your dental implant will likely last you for the rest of your life.
  • Natural look and feel – Dental implants are indistinguishable from your natural teeth.
  • Requires no special care – Unlike bridges and dentures, implants require no special treatment. Just brush and floss normally. That’s it!

If you’re missing more than just a few teeth, dental implants may not be a viable option. Depending on your situation, Dr. Busk may recommend a dental bridge or denture to get your smile back in shape.

Do I Really Need To Replace My Missing Tooth?

Yes. Even if your missing tooth is not visible, a molar for example, there are serious consequences if you do not replace it.

As soon as you lose a tooth, the surrounding teeth will start to shift into the empty space left behind. This can cause your teeth to become crooked and misaligned. Teeth shifting can even cause bite problems, in some cases.

Schedule An Appointment For East Wenatchee Dental Implants Today!

Dr. Ryan Busk is an experienced implant dentist serving Wenatchee and Leavenworth. At Busk Family Dentistry, you will get the very best care for your missing tooth.

Not sure if a dental implant is right for you? Come in for an appointment with Dr. Busk today. He will discuss all your options for tooth replacement, giving you the information you need to make a choice that’s right for you. Contact us at (509) 662-8156 to schedule your appointment, or feel free to come by our office at 222 N Mission St Suite D, Wenatchee, Washington 98801.

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