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What are the alternatives to dental implants?

Dental implants are considered the gold standard in teeth replacement options, but they are not your only option. At 321 Family Dental, we understand that not everyone is a good candidate for a dental implant, so we offer numerous choices. Some examples of alternatives to dental implants are:

Your needs will determine which of these restorations we’ll recommend, such as the number of teeth you need to be replaced, your overall health, and the condition of your remaining teeth. Our goal is to ensure that you understand your choices, and we will discuss them until you’re comfortable with the final decision.

Teeth Replacement Alternatives in Melbourne, FL

Numerous reasons may interfere with your ability to get a dental implant. Among them are insufficient jawbone strength, sinus location, periodontal disease, and health conditions that may slow your healing after implantation. Therefore, we may offer a fixed dental bridge or a suitable complete or partial denture.

A bridge replaces one or more missing teeth adjacent to one another. This appliance stays in place, anchored to healthy teeth on either side of the gap, with replacement teeth, called pontics, that "bridge" the gap.

A partial denture is similar to a bridge, except that you may remove it for cleaning and for a while you sleep. This option attaches using custom-made clasps which hold it in place around your natural teeth.

A complete denture replaces all teeth on either the upper or lower jaw or both. These are held in place by suction over your palette in the case of an upper or against your bony ridge that supports your lower teeth.

You can stop by our dentist office in Melbourne for more information about our services and find out what fits you best.

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