Dental Associates, PA offers three options for replacing lost permanent teeth, including dentures, dental bridges, and dental implants in Las Cruces, NM. Although each option has benefits and drawbacks, we think you will find that dental implants are the superior choice.
What Are Dentures?
Dentures can replace a single missing tooth or all natural teeth. They consist of artificial teeth attached to a retainer-like device with a piece of plastic that fits into the roof of your mouth. You must remove the dentures and soak them in water with a special cleansing tablet each night.
What is a Dental Bridge?
A dental bridge can be a good choice when you are missing one or two of your biting teeth in front. Our dentist attaches wiring to the back of a replacement tooth and then adheres it to the teeth on either side of the missing tooth. You must have healthy teeth on both sides of the gap left by the missing teeth to support a dental bridge.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants contain an artificial tooth root made from a titanium rod, an attachment called a pontic that holds the replacement tooth in place, and an artificial tooth. If you want to get a full set of dental implants, our dentist places the artificial tooth roots and pontics in at least four places on your jaw to keep your new teeth permanently in place. Here are just some of the benefits of choosing dental implants:
- They look and function like natural teeth.
- Dental implants remain in your mouth permanently.
- You have fewer food restrictions.
- They prevent your remaining natural teeth from shifting.
We would be happy to answer additional questions about dental implants in Las Cruces, NM during a personal consultation. Please schedule an appointment with Dental Associates, PA at your convenience.