A Sturdy Tooth Replacement Can Help!

Work Gary INIf you have had to have a tooth extracted, or if you are looking to have one performed, you may be seriously wracking your brain about what to do. If you decide on a replacement, it is important to know your options. Always keep an open conversation with your trained dental professional. These options may be more or less suitable for your situation, so the knowledge that comes with experience can mean a big difference in how it succeeds. The right solution can last you decades, so make the best choice for your mouth!

A dental bridge might be structurally sound enough to provide you relief. Or if you are looking for a more technologically advanced scenario, you may be seeking out implant technology. But each smile is completely unique, so it is imperative to take time and understand your situation. Today, your Gary, IN dentist explains some of the more common ways of fully replacing teeth. And as always, give us a call if you have any questions or concerns about your oral health!

A Stable Solution

If your mouth is primarily healthy beyond the missing tooth, then a dental crown may be a great solution for you. In this procedure, the two abutment teeth, or the structures beside the gap are used as extra support. A crown is placed on each of these and they serve as posts to hold up a prosthetic device between them.

This is a tried-and-true method that will allow your dental professional to leave the structure of your jawbone intact. Speak with your dentist about the positives and possibilites of this method for your replacement solution.

Partial Dentures May Be A Fit

If you need a larger area of your smile replaced, the best solution for you might be a partial denture. This can address all sorts of missing teeth, and do not require significant changes to your existing structures. If you have worries with the lasting strength of your oral health, these can be a great solution.

These are custom orthodontic pieces that fit directly where you are missing teeth. They may fit through adhesive or hidden clasps or enclosures. Partial dentures also allow for the connection to be to the jaw, sparing your remaining dental structure more damage.

Your Implant Solution

The most technologically advanced fix for you lies in dental implant surgery. This procedure requires the placement of a titanium post within your jawbone. Through a process known as osseointegration, our body actually begins to care for this metal as if it is part of you!

Implant posts can be used to support any possible combination of tooth replacement, from a single loss to a full-mouth solution. Implant-supported dentures are an area of stufy that is developing rapidly, where whole mouth prosthetics are placed on a set number of posts. The connection is much stronger than traditional dentures, usually on four posts!


As a native of northwest Indiana, Nicholas Cain, DDS, is dedicated to providing excellent general, preventive, and family dentistry services to the community that raised him, welcoming patients from Gary, Miller, Miller Beach, and all surrounding areas. To schedule your appointment, call Healthy Smiles in Gary, IN, today at 219-938-2637. You can also email our office at info@healthysmilesnwi.com.