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What’s the Best Way to Replace a Missing Tooth?

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There are some big health consequences when it comes to not replacing missing teeth. If you’re missing a tooth or two, you’ll want to replace them right away, as more than your smile’s appearance is at stake.

The three most common restorative dentistry options in Philadelphia include dental bridges, partial dentures, and dental implants.

How do you decide which restoration is right for your smile? Consider each option one-by-one.

Dental Bridges

Bridges are long-lasting and ideal if you don’t like the idea of living with a removable false tooth or partial denture. Dental bridges do have downsides: they can be difficult to clean and can shorten the lifespan of the teeth they’re attached to.

Partial Dentures

You can get a partial denture to replace just a single missing tooth. Partial dentures are nice because they make it easy to brush and floss your other teeth. You may not be interested in dentures, however, because they’re easy to misplace and carry an age stigma.

Dental Implants

Implants usually make for the best tooth replacements because they look and feel just like having your natural tooth back. They’re also the most permanent option.

On the other hand, you may not be ready to commit to a surgical dental implant procedure because of the time involved or health restrictions.

How to Choose the Right Tooth Replacement

Choose a tooth replacement that suits both your needs and preferences. Consider things like:

  • Your current health
  • Your ability to keep your mouth clean and healthy
  • Your esthetic preferences

An experienced Philly restorative dentist can help you decide on the right option. Visit one of our dental specialists right here at Dentists on the Square to get started.

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    Dentists on the Square is great. I’ve had a lot of work done, and they are by far the best practice I’ve been to. They are preventative in mindset, which makes a huge difference to minimize issues before they are large scale problems. The team collaborates and they are very attentive. And now I walk out after a cleaning with much whiter teeth! My hygienist is amazing!

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    This was my best experience at a dentist office. The staff was AWESOME!!!!. I had some major dental work done and still the experience was wonderful. Thanks, Bonnie for the warm welcome.

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    DOTS is fantastic! I’ve been a long time patient and have referred many friends. Their staff and doctors are attentive, caring and always willing to sit down and plan out treatment and talk through your benefits. Thank you!

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    They actually have me excited to get implants. The staff is amazing and extremely kind. Very thorough and comprehensible, even with such a detailed process. Thank you!! I’m very happy to have been recommended to come here.

  • Candace V.

    I highly recommend! The staff is really friendly and nice. I had my wisdom teeth removed by Dr. Roberts and Vince and they are great. I was really nervous to have that type of treatment but they reassured me that I would be okay and made it a good experience. It is so worth it!

  • Angela B.

    My first appointment at DOTS was pretty incredible. I had a traumatic experience at my last dentist three years ago that resulted in my 1) developing severe anxiety around going to the dentist and 2) me putting off my dental health for a while. Everyone at DOTS was incredible and super supportive. Shoutout to the hygienist and dentists there that get their patients through the appointments with humor and professionalism. I think I might actually look forward to the dentist now!

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    Incredibly knowledgeable and professional staff. Really pleased with my experience! This is now my go to dentist office.

  • Harry G.

    Everyone is very friendly, the office is very clean and well organized. I will definitely be returning for my dental work.

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