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You probably know that missing a tooth can be embarrassing, and that you should have a missing tooth addressed as soon as possible. However, did you know that missing teeth can also affect the health of your entire mouth? If you’re missing teeth, we recommend considering the benefits of a bridge or an implant.

If you’re interested in a restoration option that will last for years to come, we recommend considering the perks of an implant. Of course, an implant can help you chew more comfortably and help you pronounce certain sounds more easily. In reality, many patients who decide that an implant is their best options are able to enjoy the restoration for their entire lifetime.

If you’re missing multiple teeth, an implant may not be the best option for you. Instead, we recommend considering the benefits of a dental bridge. Bridges are attached to a natural tooth, or to an implant. This makes bridges extremely sturdy. Bridges are also useful because one bridge can be used to replace up to three teeth. While not as durable as implants, bridges can last for up to ten years.

There are other options you can consider for replacing missing teeth. If you’re interested in learning more about the benefits of a bridge, an implant, or any of your other restoration options, please don’t hesitate to give Newport Dental Arts OC a call at 949-752-1210. Dr. David Wilhelm and our team are eager to hear from you soon.