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Having teeth replaced is a bittersweet experience. On one hand, it’s great to finally have teeth that work properly again. On the other hand, it shows that your oral health is in need of a kickstart.

When you get to this point, you’ll have a few different options to choose from for your new teeth. It’s hard to decide when you have so many great choices. Today we’ll go over just two of the many choices you have.

Implants
A dentist will likely recommend implants if you have the gum and jaw bone health necessary to support them. Implants are simply titanium posts inserted directly into your gums. Your dentist, Dr. Rebecca Pitner or Dr. William Findlay, will then cover them with dental crowns. You end up with teeth that look incredibly real.

Bridges
Bridges are a great option if you have multiple teeth to replace, and they’re next to each other. A dental bridge uses surrounding healthy teeth to support a new crown. That means you don’t have to put anything in your gums.

Which is best?
Implants aren’t inherently better than bridges, and vice versa. You’ll probably find that one option is better than another for you. When you come into Pitner Family Dentistry in Bessemer, Alabama, our team will work closely with you to identify which procedure is best for you.

To make an appointment, or to learn more, call us today at 205-426-2644.