Posted .

Are you missing a tooth? If so, it’s time to think about replacing it. This is very important because if you wait to replace your missing tooth, there are many consequences that can occur, like tooth misalignments and having an improper bite. Our dentist, Dr. Steven Ross, encourages you to call our office and schedule an appointment at your earliest convenience. Fortunately, there are many tooth-replacement options available, like:

Dentures: Dentures are available in two different types: complete and partial dentures. The complete dentures replace all of your teeth and partial dentures replace a few missing teeth in a row. Both appliances are removable.

Dental Bridge: A dental bridge is made of two dental crowns and a false tooth. The false tooth lies between the crowns in your mouth. The crowns anchor onto the natural teeth surrounding the gap in your smile. This restoration is permanent.

Dental Implant: A dental implant replaces the missing tooth as well as its root. A titanium screw will be implanted into the jaw. Then, an abutment will be placed on the screw. Finally, a custom-made dental crown will be placed over the abutment. This option is permanent.

If you have any questions about your tooth-replacement options in Salinas, California, please reach out to Ross Family Dental at 831-422-5351 when you can. Our dental team is here to help you, and we look forward to giving you the answers and information you need!