Millions of people suffer from tooth loss. Some have lost a tooth during an accident, and others have lost a tooth to decay. Regardless of how you lost one or more teeth, tooth loss can have a serious impact on your appearance. In addition, tooth loss can also affect your self-esteem. Smiling, laughing and talking with other people can make you feel uncomfortable.
There are two options to treat tooth loss. The first is a partial bridge that is removed at night. The second option is dental implants in Fresno, CA. Dr. Alexander Pritsky is a dental implant specialist, and dental implants can be more beneficial than a partial bridge.
If you want to treat your tooth loss and want your smile to look natural, dental implants are the best option. Dental implants are placed directly into your jawbone and an artificial tooth is affixed.
Partial bridges can treat tooth loss; however, they aren't the most convenient option. They need to be removed at night and soaked. Dental implants never need to be removed. Between the two options, dental implants are the more convenient option.
A partial bridge can treat your tooth loss and improve your appearance; however, they don't last forever. Over time, the bridge can wear out or break and will need to be replaced. It is recommended that you replace your partial bridge every 7 to 15 years.
With regular brushing and flossing, dental implants can last forever.
If you choose a partial bridge to treat your tooth loss, certain foods are off-limits when the bridge is in your mouth.
Tough cuts of meat
Sandwiches and other foods that require you to bite off a piece
Seeds and nuts
If you choose dental implants, you can eat whatever you want. Implants are just as strong as your natural teeth, and you won't need to give up your favorite foods.
Partial bridges use the healthy surrounding teeth as an anchor. Because dental implants are placed into the jawbone, they don't need an anchor, and the surrounding teeth won't be affected.
If you are suffering from tooth loss and want the best treatment option available, dental implants are the better option. Dr. Pritsky is a dental implant expert and has used implants to treat tooth loss for many patients.
To schedule an appointment for a consultation in his Fresno, CA office, call (559) 298-3900.
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