Replacing Missing Teeth

Missing Teeth

The replacement of missing teeth is necessary in order to maintain the proper mouth functions.  Tooth loss can affect the way you eat, speak, and the alignment of other teeth in your mouth.


Dental implants are an ideal option for people in good general oral health who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, dental decay, or some other reason.

While high-tech in nature, dental implants are actually more tooth-saving than traditional bridgework, since implants do not rely on neighboring teeth for support.

Dental implants are so natural-looking and feeling, you may forget you ever lost a tooth. Under proper conditions and with diligent home maintenance, implants can last a lifetime.



A bridge, by definition, is a link or connection between two permanent structures.

A dental bridge is very similar in that it attaches the prosthetic tooth/teeth (bridge) to the natural teeth on either side of the gap.  This bridge is most commonly constructed from porcelain and acts as your new teeth, closing the gap and restoring your smile.

A bridge is a fixed appliance and does not come out of the mouth once cemented in place.



While dentures take some getting used to, and will never feel exactly the same as one’s natural teeth, today’s dentures are natural looking and more comfortable than ever.

There are two main types of dentures: full and partial. The choice is made depending on whether some or all of your teeth are going to be replaced. A denture is a removable appliance and needs to be removed from the mouth at night time.

A surgical or invasive procedure carries risk. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.