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If you have a missing tooth, it’s important to replace it as soon as possible. If you don’t, there is a good chance your entire smile can suffer further consequences. So, when you visit our dentist, Dr. Peter Roukema, in regard to your missing tooth, you should have a few options to choose from. Those tooth-replacement options are:

Dentures: Dentures are a removable appliance that can replace all or just a few of your missing teeth. Complete dentures (which replaces all of the teeth) and partial dentures (which replaces a few teeth in a row) are available. Each restoration is custom made.

Dental Bridge: A dental bridge is a permanent restoration that is made of two dental crowns and one or more false teeth. The false teeth lie in the middle of the restoration while the crowns lie on the sides. The crowns will anchor the false teeth in place by clinging onto the natural teeth remaining on both sides of the gap.

Dental Implant: A dental implant is also a permanent restoration that replaces the tooth as well as its root. It is made of a titanium screw (which is inserted into the jawbone), an abutment (which is attached to the screw), and a dental crown (which is placed over the abutment).

Do you have questions about our tooth-replacement options in Albuquerque, New Mexico? If so, please contact Sunridge Dental Care today at 505-836-0322. Our dental team is here to give you the answers and information you’re looking for, so please don’t hesitate to give us a call. We look forward to hearing from you!