If you need to replace missing teeth, you need to know the facts about your tooth replacement options. The fact is, there are several different ways that your dentist can give you a complete smile, and each has its own benefits. Here at our office in South Pasadena, CA, Dr. John Chu offer a wide range of dental services, including several different tooth replacement options.

Let’s explore a few of the ways you can achieve a full, beautiful, natural-looking smile:

Dental implants, which look/function just like natural teeth and allow you to replace a single missing tooth or multiple missing teeth. Dental implants have several advantages including total stability, because they are firmly embedded in bone. They also look natural because the dental implant crown material reflects light, just like natural tooth enamel. Dental implants are easy to maintain, as well, for you simply brush and floss them just like your natural teeth.

Dental appliances, which include partial and full dentures that replace multiple missing teeth or even an entire arch. These appliances are budget-friendly tooth replacement solutions that are durable and long-lasting. Maintenance is easy because you simply remove them for a soak in specially formulated solution. Dental appliances also offer the convenience of night-time removal. Dental appliances are one of the most popular ways to replace missing teeth.

Dental bridgework, which can replace a single missing tooth or multiple missing teeth; dental bridgework is cemented in place, so that it doesn’t move around. Dental bridges contain prosthetic teeth called pontics, which fill in the space of your missing teeth. The adjacent teeth are prepared and crowned to support the bridge, which are cemented onto them.

To learn more about the benefits of tooth replacement, call Dr. John Chu in South Pasadena, CA, today by dialing (626) 799-0852.