We’re so glad you asked! There has never been a better time or more options available to replace missing teeth than ever before. Today, there is a solution to fit every budget and lifestyle that will leave you with a complete smile, improved comfort and chewing ability, and a huge boost of confidence.
Tooth Replacement Options at Drs. Justison and Gladnick
When you meet with our dentists in Wilmington, DE, they will perform an evaluation of your overall oral health to determine your needs. Based on this information, they will make recommendations and explain all your options for tooth replacement.
Fixed Dental Bridge
A dental bridge is a time-tested solution to replace missing teeth. It is designed as a unit, with a false tooth that sits in the open space. Attached to the artificial tooth (called a pontic) are crowns on either side that are secured to adjacent teeth for support.
Dental bridges are used to replace one or two missing teeth from the same area of your mouth.
Designed similarly to a fixed dental bridge, the advantage is that your dentist doesn’t have to alter any healthy tooth structure. Instead of crowns, a wing of metal is attached to the false tooth and cemented onto adjacent teeth. There’s minimal drilling, so there’s typically no need for an injection,
If you have only one missing tooth and don’t want a bridge, a partial denture is a good option. We can also use design partials to fit in and among missing teeth in different parts of your mouth.
You may hear “dentures” and immediately picture a set of fake-looking teeth. Those days are long gone, and modern dentures can be customized to replicate natural teeth. With careful planning and collaboration, your Wilmington dentist can design full dentures that are as unique as you are.
Hands-down, the best tooth replacement available today are dental implants in Wilmington. They are the only dental prosthetic that replaces the entire structure of a missing tooth, including its root. Placed surgically in your jawbone, a tooth implant looks, feels, and acts like a real tooth and can last a lifetime with proper dental care.
Looking for Tooth Replacement in Wilmington, DE?
Drs. Jutison and Gladnick are experienced dentists who offer all the above tooth replacement options. They would be happy to meet with you to discuss your needs and which solution is appropriate for you.
Call us today to schedule an appointment to get started.