Do you suffer from the loss of one or more teeth? Losing even a single tooth can have serious consequences for the health of your smile. Instead of resigning yourself to a smile with unsightly gaps, while not consider a dental prosthetic? At the Dental Associates of Corona, our doctors offer a number of options for replacing .

Frequently Asked Questions About Replacing Missing Teeth

Question: What happens when I lose a tooth?

Answer: Missing teeth can lead to a number of immediate consequences, including misalignment, jawbone loss, and eventually, further tooth loss. It’s vital that you seek dental treatment to address your tooth loss in order to preserve the stability and health of your smile.

Question: Should I receive a dental bridge?

Answer: A dental bridge is often recommended to replace one or more lost teeth in a row. The bridge consists of a replacement tooth with a crown attached to each side. After preparing the teeth on either side of the gap in your smile, we will place the crowns to secure the prosthesis. On average, a bridge can provide between 10 and 15 years of quality smile improvement.

Question: What’s the difference between full and partial dentures?

Answer: Full dentures replace all of the teeth on one or both arches. They consist of a full set of replacement teeth on a gumlike base and are held in place with adhesives and natural suction, or secured with dental implants. Partials replace multiple missing teeth spread out across the arch. They contain metal clasps that attach to natural teeth and hold the denture in place.

Question: Who qualifies for dental implants?

Answer: Dental implants are another option, one that replaces both the root and crown of a lost tooth and can provide up to 25 years of replacement. Patients must have an adequate amount of bone tissue and healthy gums to qualify for implant placement.

About Your Corona Dentists

If you would like to schedule a consultation with Riverside Dental Group, contact us by calling (951) 273-9580. We offer the latest in preventive, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry to ensure optimum oral health, and we welcome patients from Corona and surrounding communities.