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What is the best option for replacing missing teeth?

If you have a missing tooth (or teeth), you may have difficulty chewing your food or speaking clearly. You might also feel embarrassed to smile or laugh with friends and colleagues. Your Bellevue, NE dentist offers tooth replacement options to restore your bite and your confidence.

Tooth Replacement Options for Missing Adult Teeth

We offer dental implants and dental bridges in our Bellevue dentist office because these are the best options for replacing teeth.

Both are fixed restorations, but there are key differences.

A dental implant is an artificial tooth root (or roots) that we cap with a dental crown or a prosthetic—retained denture or bridge. Dental implants are most like natural teeth; they are easy to care for and are known for their longevity.

A dental bridge is one or two replacement teeth situated between dental crowns. The tooth crowns cap healthy teeth, allowing the bridge teeth to close the gap in your smile. A bridge requires a special cleaning brush for maintenance and is not typically as long-lasting as the dental implant.

The option that is best for you depends on your smile goals. Your restorative dentist will help you decide following your tooth replacement consultation.

Contact Kennedy Dental in Bellevue, NE Today!

A complete smile is essential for daily life function and crucial to your long-term oral health. Contact a team member at (402) 291-3535 to schedule your consultation.

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