Solutions for Missing Teeth

Missing teeth can have a significant negative impact on your life. The result of a missing tooth goes far beyond inconvenience and aesthetics. But the Manhattan Beach Dentist wants you to know that we offer several effective options for dealing with missing teeth.

Depending on your specific situation, we can choose one of several options. Let’s take a look at a few:

Dental Implants

Dental implants are an innovative tooth replacement solution. Since dental implants were first introduced, they have helped thousands of people like you enjoy healthy and beautiful smiles after losing teeth.

An easy explanation of how dental implants work is that a tiny titanium post is surgically placed in your jaw bone. This post eventually bonds with surrounding bone and tissue and acts as a replacement root for the rest of the implant.

Once the implant has healed, our dentist will cap the implant with a natural looking restoration. A dental implant can last for years while helping to maintain the structure of your jawbone as well as your general oral health.

Dental Restorations – Bridges and Crowns

Bridges and crowns are both effective solutions for replacing a single missing tooth or multiple missing teeth. In some cases they may be removable, but bridges and crowns are usually permanently affixed with dental cement. Bridges are held in place by attaching them to adjacent teeth, and dental implants may be used for added stability.

Please Contact Our Office for More Information

Deciding which option is most suitable for you is based on your oral health, lifestyle habits, and budget. The Manhattan Beach Dentist will be happy to work with you to help you decide which replacement option will work best for you. Together we can achieve the beautiful, healthy, and complete smile you’ve always desired.

Dr. Erick Gutierrez

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