Alternatives To Dentures
Dentures are a simple and practical solution for replacing missing teeth. However, there are other alternatives that can be used in certain cases, primarily dental bridges and dental implants.
As well as being very experienced in dentures, Dr. Goldman has trained extensively on dental implant treatment and oral surgery and can advise his patients about the best of course of treatment for them.
A bridge may be an option to replace a missing tooth or several teeth. It uses one or more teeth on either side of the bridge as an anchor. The existing teeth are reshaped to have crowns placed over them and one or more false teeth are cemented between the two crowns. The whole bridge piece is then cemented into place.
Unlike a partial denture, you can't remove a bridge to clean it, but there are special cleaning aids available to keep the area around and under the bridge clean.
Dental implants are artificial teeth permanently attached to your jawbone to replace one, many, or all of your teeth.
A dental implant can be thought of as an artificial root which is inserted into your jawbone. Once it has fully healed, a crown is placed on top to function as a normal tooth.
While dental implants can be superior to dentures in terms of function, they are significantly more expensive, and not all patients have suitable bone material available for the procedure.
As Dr. Goldman has trained extensively on the subject of dental implants, he can advise you if you are good candidate for this procedure or not.
Making a Decision
Dr. Goldman offers a $59 exam and x-rays in which he examines your mouth and discusses which options would work best for you, enabling you to make an informed decision about dentures, bridges and implants.
Call 561-967-8666 or click here to schedule online.