3-Tooth Solution For A 1-Tooth Problem?

Richardson cosmetic dental and tooth implants

If you have a missing tooth and want to restore that gap in your smile, a dental implant from Shwarts Family Dentistry in Richardson may be a solution for you.

Dental implants have quickly become the tooth replacement option of choice for millions of people. Dental bridges are another option, but are an older technology with some drawbacks:

  • They are a 3-tooth solution to a 1-tooth problem—the adjacent teeth must be prepped and crowned to hold the replacement (floating) tooth.
  • It is hard to properly clean the small areas under the bridge.
  • A dental bridge does not guard against bone recession at the extraction site.

How are dental implants better than bridges?

  • It is a 1-tooth solution to a 1-tooth problem.
  • It is usually stronger.
  • Will cut down the risk of bone recession (as compared to a bridge) because it replaces the tooth root.
  • It is usually easier to keep clean which results in a lower risk of decay.
  • They last longer.
  • Dental implants can also support a denture or partial denture.

At Shwarts Family Dentistry in Richardson we have restored many smiles with dental implants. Richardson, Plano, and Prestonwood have received them, and also come to us for complete general dentistry. Call for an appointment today!

About the Practice

Dr. Ellis Shwarts and his skilled team have proudly served the dental needs of patients and families in the Richardson, TX community for several years! A Dallas native, Dr. Shwarts received his dental degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio and has spent countless hours educating himself and honing his skills so that he can provide a truly unmatched level of care. The practice offers a comprehensive range of preventive, cosmetic, and restorative treatment options. If you have any questions about the article or would like to schedule your next visit, feel free to contact the practice online or over the phone for further assistance: (972) 525-9283.

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