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Solutions for Missing and Damaged Teeth


A lady with a missing tooth is smiling

If you have a missing tooth or damaged tooth, that doesn't mean you've lost your smile forever. Dentists offer various options for addressing missing teeth. The most suitable solution for you will depend on your situation.

Keep reading for some of the most common solutions for missing or damaged teeth.


Missing Teeth

Implants

Dental implants are among the most common tooth replacement solutions available. This involves removing the root of a tooth and implanting a metal screw in its place.

Implants offer a permanent and natural-looking solution. While they may be among the more costly options, implants offer long-lasting durability and require minimal maintenance.


Bridges

Bridges work well if you have one to three consecutive missing teeth. There are two main types of bridges.

Implant-supported bridges:  the teeth are secured on each side using an implant. The bridge then holds the replacement teeth in place. They offer a natural look.

Tooth-supported bridges: crowns are placed on the teeth on each side of the missing teeth. The bridge is then cemented in place. This is a quick and cost-effective solution that offers good results.


Dentures

Dentures are perhaps the most well-known solution for those missing teeth.

Removable partial dentures are ideal for those with some natural teeth remaining. You can also get removable complete dentures if you have no natural teeth left. They're a cost-effective solution and tailored to fit your mouth perfectly.


Damaged Teeth

Dental Bonding

Dental bonding utilizes a tooth-coloured composite resin material, applied to teeth to repair chips, close gaps, or alter tooth shape. Dental bonding is a completely reversible process.


Dental Crowns

A dental crown is a cap that can go over a tooth that's decayed, broken, worn down, or weak. They can also go over dental implants and root canal-treated teeth. Crowns typically last between five and 15 years with proper care (depending on the material).


Dental Veneer

These are thin teeth laminates that cover the front teeth to resolve teeth irregularities. This is a common solution for teeth that are too big/small or have uneven surfaces.


Choosing Options for Missing or Damaged Teeth in NW Calgary

It can be hard to know which of these options is best for you. A dentist will advise you on the most suitable solutions based on your situation.

Northland Village Dental Centre is a leading dental clinic based in NW Calgary. We provide a range of dental services as well as emergency dentistry for those who need it. If you have missing teeth or damaged teeth or need any other service, book your appointment today.

 

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