Living with one or more missing teeth presents daily challenges that most of us take for granted. For example, chewing and eating food can be uncomfortable and even painful when you're missing a tooth. You may also feel embarrassed or self-conscious about the appearance of your smile.
There is also an impact on your dental health because neighboring teeth can begin to move and shift without a tooth replacement. Your jawbone will even begin to deteriorate without a tooth root to support.
Dental implants solve all of these problems by replacing both your tooth and your root with a replacement that looks, feels, and functions just like your natural tooth. This is one of the reasons why tooth implants are considered the gold standard in tooth replacement options.
If tooth implants are not a good solution, a dental bridge, partial, or denture may better fit your needs. Dr. Chen offers comprehensive implant dentistry at our Castro Valley dental office, and she can help you determine which tooth replacement option best suits your lifestyle, budget, and dental needs.
Contact Ava Chen, DDS today at (510) 886-3888 and schedule an evaluation with Dr. Chen to determine which tooth replacement solution is best for you.