If dental implants are not the right option for you, there are alternative treatments available to restore your smile and oral function.
Below are some of the options we think might be a good fit for you.
- Dentures: Dentures are removable prosthetic teeth that replace missing teeth and surrounding tissue. They come in partial or full sets and are a more affordable option compared to dental implants. While dentures may not provide the same level of stability as implants, they can still restore your ability to chew and speak properly.
- Dental Bridges: Bridges are fixed restorations that bridge the gap created by one or more missing teeth. They are supported by your surrounding healthy teeth or dental implants. Dental bridges can be a good option if you have strong existing teeth and prefer a non-removable solution.
- Removable Partial Dentures: Partial dentures are removable appliances that replace multiple missing teeth. They consist of artificial teeth attached to a gum-colored base, which is secured to the remaining natural teeth using clasps or attachments. Partial dentures offer a more affordable option for replacing several missing teeth.
- Resin-Bonded Bridges: Also known as Maryland bridges, resin-bonded bridges are a conservative alternative to traditional bridges. They involve minimal preparation of the surrounding teeth and are bonded to the backside of the adjacent teeth using a resin material. This option is most suitable for replacing missing front teeth.
- Dental Flipper: A dental flipper is a removable, temporary appliance that replaces one or more missing teeth. It is made of acrylic and has a false tooth attached to it. While not as durable or long-lasting as the other options we’ve named, dental flippers can be an economical choice for short-term tooth replacement.
When considering dental implant alternatives, it is important to consult with your dentist to evaluate your specific dental needs, oral health condition, and the desired outcome.