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Have you ever wanted to improve your smile but feel as if that it is much too damaged to do so? Even if you have lost or missing teeth, the slightest changes and restorations can drastically improve your oral health and smile’s appearance. One of the most important things you can do to improve a smile is to replace any missing teeth that you may have. A failure to do so can make life difficult for your remaining teeth and even cause your jaw and mouth to function incorrectly.

If you’re looking to replace any missing teeth, it’s important to understand your options. Some of the wonderful tooth replacement treatments that you can consider include dentures, dental bridges, and dental implants. All three are excellent choices because they are customizable and can blend in well with your natural smile. Your specific treatment, however, depends on your unique needs and desires. If you decide that you want a temporary treatment with removable prosthetics, dentures are your best option. Dentures can be crafted to replace a single tooth or an entire row of teeth.

If you are looking for a more permanent replacement, dental implants may be your best option. Dental implants are inserted into your jawbone; however, because of this treatment process, dental implants require a strong jawbone for maximum effectiveness and durability. With a strong jawbone and proper oral care, your implants can last for decades to come.

If your jawbone is not strong enough for a dental implant, you can opt for a bone grafting procedure or alternative treatment. If you decide to go with an alternative treatment, our dentist may recommend dental bridges. Bridges can be anchored into your mouth without the requirement of a strong jawbone, as they attach to neighboring natural teeth.

If there is anything more you wish to know about your tooth replacement options, contact our dental office in Lakeville, Minnesota at 952-236-1888. Our team can help you schedule an appointment at Plaza Dental PA with Dr. Michael Bergstein or Dr. Kyle Nordeen to learn which tooth replacement option is best for you. We look forward to taking your smile and oral health care to the next level with high-quality tooth replacement treatments.