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You probably know that missing a tooth can be embarrassing, and that you should have a missing tooth addressed as soon as possible. However, did you know that missing teeth can also affect the health of your entire mouth? If you’re missing teeth, we recommend considering the benefits of a bridge or an implant.

An implant is one option you should consider. Implants are extremely useful because of their durability. Like other restorations, implants are designed to look and feel like natural teeth, but if you care for your implant well, they could last for decades. In fact, many patients who have an implant never need to have it replaced.

However, implants may not be your best option, especially if you have several missing teeth. If you’re replacing multiple teeth, a bridge is only useful if you’re missing consecutive teeth. Bridges, like implants, are designed to fit well in your smile—and to blend with your other pearly whites. However, if you decide on a bride, please note that you may need to replace it, though a bridge can last for up to ten years.

There are other options you can consider for replacing missing teeth. If you’re interested in learning more about the benefits of a bridge, an implant, or any of your other restoration options, please don’t hesitate to give NuSmile Dental & Orthodontics a call at 408-266-2800. Dr. Lawrence Wu and our team are eager to hear from you soon.