Get It Back, And Much More

If you’ve lost teeth, or are about to have some extracted, you’re facing many new limitations. You might only be able to eat soft foods because eating anything else causes you discomfort. You might not be able to speak clearly and naturally. You can smile but the idea embarrasses you—especially if the missing teeth are in your smile zone. Your face may even take on a sunken, aged appearance if your tooth loss leads to bone recession.

There are many solutions to recover your smile, including dental bridges and dental implants, which offer the function and aesthetics of real teeth, jaw protection, and unequaled longevity. You may be surprised at how quickly you’re able to eat, speak, laugh, and smile again once your teeth are replaced by our team at Seattle’s Best Smiles. If you have failing or missing teeth in Kirkland, WA, reach out, we’ll help you find the tooth replacement solution you need for a complete, confident, and healthy smile.

Life With Missing Teeth

Remedies For Missing Teeth

For one missing tooth or a series of missing teeth, dental bridges are frequently the first solution many patients think of. Dental bridges are made of a series of crowns that span the gap left behind by tooth loss. When placing your dental bridge in Kirkland, WA, the enamel of one or more adjacent teeth (abutment teeth) at the foundation of the bridge must be removed. Once placed, this solution is esthetic and prevents adjacent teeth from shifting.

Dentures are a time-tested, economical solution to tooth loss. They fit over your gums and stay in place either through suction or adhesive creams but can also be removed. You can have full or partial dentures; full dentures cover entire arches of teeth, essentially replacing all your teeth while partial dentures take the place of a few missing teeth in a row or throughout an arch.

For additional stability, dentures can be anchored in your jawbone by dental implants. Implant supported dentures won’t slip out of place or irritate your gums and offer healthy bone stimulation. They also enable you to eat a greater variety of foods than standard dentures do.

The best overall tooth replacement option available today is dental implants. They are the most natural-looking solution that can also last decades with proper care. Dental implants can replace one tooth, multiple teeth or a full arch of teeth. Comprised partly of artificial tooth roots, they protect your jawbone from deterioration and thus your facial shape from changing. What’s more, they allow you to eat anything you want—hard foods, sticky foods, chewy foods and whatever your favorites might be.

Tooth Replacement Options At A Glance

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Dental Bridges

FixedLast 5+ years
Attached to abutment tooth/teeth
Do not prevent jawbone loss
Greater food choices

2

Dentures & Partials

Removable
Last 5+ years
May require adhesives
Do not prevent jawbone loss
Limited food choices

3

Implant Supported Dentures

Removable or fixed
Last 10+ years
Attached by 2+ implants
Limit jawbone loss
Greater food choices

4

Dental Implants

Fixed for unmatched stability
Last decades
Attached by 4+ implants
Prevent jawbone loss
Unlimited food choices

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