In the unfortunate circumstance of missing teeth, there are a variety of options to fill the gap. You may be a candidate for any one or all of them, depending on the circumstances.
The first is using implants, which is a new tooth (or teeth) supported by a titanium root anchor. The second option is a fixed bridge. This appliance uses the teeth that border the gap as support for the new artificial tooth or teeth. It is held in place by dental cement. The third option to fill a gap is to use a removable partial denture, commonly referred to as “dentures” or “plates”. Dentures are made of plastic and/or metal and use your remaining teeth and soft tissues for support and retention. As the name states, they can be taken out of your mouth.
At Sleep For Dentistry, each of these options are available to you:
A word of caution.
Please note that if spaces are not filled, the teeth around the gap will have to work harder in order to provide you with function. This added workload puts them at risk and without treatment, there's a good chance you'll eventually find more gaps in your smile. As well, our teeth tend to drift and tilt when gaps are present possibly making our bite less efficient.