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Chagrin Family Dental Care
Chagrin Falls, OH Dentist

Why Should I Replace My Missing Teeth?

May 25, 2020
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Posted By: Dr. Brian Hivick
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If you have missing teeth, you may have trouble smiling with confidence or enjoying your favorite meals. Some patients even mention difficulty speaking. If you’re considering tooth replacement options in Chesterland, OH, we offer a variety of choices to fit your budget and lifestyle.

Tooth loss is more than a cosmetic issue. When teeth are missing, the teeth left behind shift. This can lead to wear on your enamel and even further tooth loss in the future. Missing teeth also cause your jawbone to shrink away, which can lead to an aged appearance.

Your Chesterland dentist is here to help!

Tooth Replacement Options in Chesterland, OH

Dental implants are the most natural choice when it comes to tooth replacement. A dental implant is a small but strong replacement root. Your dentist implants this root in your jaw. Over a few months, it bonds with the bone and creates a solid foundation for your restoration tooth. Dental implants can also support a full arch of restoration teeth on a denture. Implants are the only option if you’re looking to stimulate your jawbone to remain healthy and viable.

Dentures and partial dentures also provide excellent tooth replacement. Dentures work for full tooth loss. Partials stand in for partial tooth loss. Dentures rely on natural suction for support. Partials depend on healthy support teeth and clips to remain in place.  

A dental bridge fills in for missing teeth. It is a tooth or teeth with dental crowns on either side. The crowns fit over healthy teeth, allowing the restoring teeth to fill in the space.

Your dentist examines any remaining teeth and your gums to help you decide on the best option for restoring your smile.

Contact Our Chagrin Falls Dental Office

We are here to help you restore your smile and answer any questions that you may have about our tooth replacement options.

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