A member asked:

How can i replace missing teeth?

19 doctors weighed in across 7 answers
Dr. Peter Karsant answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Many ways: You can replace them with implants, crowns and bridges that do not come out or with partial dentures which do come out. These options have varying costs and you should explore all options with your dentist.

Answered 9/30/2020


Dr. Scotty Bolding answered

Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

DENTAL IMPLANTS: The ideal replacement for a missing tooth today is dental implants.

Answered 3/27/2013


Dr. Stephen Enriquez answered

Specializes in Addiction Medicine

4 options: First option, witha removeable prosthesis. Second option, with an acid etched retainer. Third option, fixed prosthesis. Fourth option, with implants.

Answered 2/5/2013


Dr. Alan Krause answered

Specializes in

Bridge, Implant, Par: You can replace teeth with a fixed bridge, a tooth implant, or a removable partial denture. A consult with your general dentist will help you decide which option is best for you.

Answered 7/9/2015


Dr. Steven Hart answered

Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry

2 main choices: To replace teeth with a fixed (non-removable) option you have two choices: dental implants or a fixed bridge. Because dental implants replace the individual tooth or teeth, they do require involving the teeth adjacent to the space. Fixed bridges involve crowning (capping) the adjacent teeth which potentially could affect the long term health of these teeth. Implants have greater longevity.

Answered 5/4/2015


Dr. Arnold Malerman answered

Specializes in Orthodontics

With or without: Orthodontic treatment may be able to close some of the missing-tooth spaces. Aligning teeth before replacement with implants or bridges or removable partial dentures can simplify (and make less costly) the restorative treatment. Ask your dentist to refer you to an orthodontist who can work with your dentist to provide the best result.

Answered 1/17/2020


Dr. Mark Venincasa answered

Specializes in Dentistry - Cosmetic

Many options...: Depending on your situation, you can have a denture, a partial denture, implant-supported dentures or partial dentures, fixed bridges which are attached to your natural teeth, fixed bridges which are supported by implants, or individual implants for each tooth. A dentist can offer you advice on what is best for you.

Answered 4/20/2014



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