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Are you in need of a tooth replacement therapy? Have you lost or are in the process of losing any teeth? If so, it is important to make sure that not only is the area where the tooth or teeth have gone missing is properly cleaned and cared for to prevent infection, but also filled in with a replacement so neighboring teeth aren’t negatively affected as well. Listed below are three common tooth replacement service options:

- Dental Implants: Dental implants are tooth replacement treatments that surgically attach replacement teeth directly to the jawbone for a permanent hold that can last a lifetime.

- Dentures: Dentures are tooth replacement treatments where missing teeth are crafted that can be removed and reinstalled by the owner at will. They are more likely to sustain damage than dental implants due to the extra care required when handling them outside of the mouth. Partial dentures can be crafted for a few missing teeth, and complete dentures can be crafted to replace entire rows of teeth.

- Dental Bridges: Dental bridges are tooth replacement treatments that are designed to fill the gaps left behind by missing or lost teeth. Often used for only a few missing teeth at a time, prosthetic teeth for bridges, typically made from metal or porcelain, are crafted and held in place permanently by attaching themselves to neighboring teeth or implants.

If you have suffered tooth loss and need a tooth replacement service from Smiles for Life Dental Group, contact Dr. Pooja Goel at our dentist office in Santa Clara, California, and we can help determine which service is best for you. You can schedule an oral exam by calling us at 408-241-6501. We look forward to seeing you smile.