Options For Replacing Multiple Missing Teeth

If you are missing multiple teeth, you really want to choose the best treatment option for replacing those teeth. Missing teeth can cause you to feel self-conscious, make it more difficult for you to eat, cause an uneven bite that causes misalignment of your jaw, cause jaw deterioration and even affect your speech. This is why it's so important for you to have your missing teeth replaced as quickly as possible.

Below you can learn about a couple of the best options available:


If you are missing multiple teeth then you may be a good candidate for dentures. Dentures can be used to replace a couple missing teeth all the way to an entire row of teeth. Dentures will be designed to fit your mouth and they are removable.

You will have partial dentures if replacing a few teeth and full dentures if you are replacing an entire row of teeth. If you decide to go with dentures, you will need to take them out and care for them properly.

There will be an adjustment period when you first get dentures due to having a new appliance in your mouth, rubbing and causing pressure on different parts of your gums and mouth. You will take them out of your mouth to clean them. Be very careful to never drop your dentures in the sink or you can break them. There are special products for cleaning your dentures and products to help secure them in place when you have them in.

Fixed bridge

Another option for replacing multiple teeth is going with a fixed bridge. A fixed bridge will require you to have teeth in the area of your missing teeth so the bridge can be supported. The dentist will need to check the health and strength of the surrounding teeth to verify that you are a good candidate for a fixed bridge.

The bridge will look and feel just as your natural teeth do. You will also take care of them the same way you do your natural teeth.

The process for getting a fixed bridge requires the adjacent teeth to be brought down to a smaller size so a crown can be places over them. The teeth replacing missing teeth will be made along the same bridge attached to your natural teeth, allowing them to remain permanently in place. A fixed bridge replaces your teeth without you needing to do any extra maintenance to them.

You want to talk with your dentist and hear what they have to say before you decide which option is the best for you. Once you replace your teeth, you will look and feel much better. If you have more questions, contact a cosmetic dentistry professional to learn more.