Tooth Replacement Options
Have you recently learned you need to have a tooth replaced? There are any number of reasons why we may recommend a tooth replacement, such as severe decay, gum disease, trauma to the mouth, aging, side effects from medication or illness. No matter the reason, choosing a tooth replacement option can be overwhelming. We want to ensure our patients have the knowledge and confidence to choose a tooth replacement that is best for their lifestyle and budget. At Rivercrest Family Dental, we offer several tooth replacement options and are here to help you every step of the way during the treatment process. We may recommend a treatment such as:
When the entire tooth structure, including the tooth root needs to be replaced, we often recommend a dental implant. The procedure involves surgically implanting an artificial tooth root into the jawbone, providing a permanent and stable base for an artificial tooth, such as a dental crown. We are able to complete the entire procedure in our office from start to finish.
We offer a number of different denture options, including traditional dentures, immediate dentures, and implant-supported dentures. Many patients choose this option because it can be used to replace a full-arch of teeth, it is one of the most economical options, and it is many times a faster treatment option.
This option is often used when the tooth root is healthy and intact, but the tooth structure is severely damaged or decayed. As mentioned above, dental crowns are frequently used to complete a dental implant treatment. A dental crown covers the entire tooth surface and restores the function and shape of the tooth.
There is no better time than the present to improve your oral health and choose a tooth replacement option. If you are located in the New Braunfels, TX area and have questions or would like to schedule an appointment, be sure to contact our office and our wonderful team members would love to assist you and your family. We look forward to seeing you soon!