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Losing a tooth because of trauma or decay can be an uncomfortable experience, but did you know it can actually be detrimental to your health? Unfortunately, this can lead to a number of oral problems and have a negative impact on your self-esteem. Naturally, you should have your tooth replaced to restore your functionality, but did you know that you have a number of cosmetically appealing options?

For example, you may consider a dental implant. Implants are a sturdy option that are designed to match the size and shape of your mouth. These useful implants rarely need to be replaced, but will allow you to chew and eat comfortably. Furthermore, implants rarely require any additional maintenance.

You may also want to consider the benefits of dentures. While you’ve probably heard about dentures, did you know that they can be used to replace any number of teeth—including an entire arch of teeth? Like implants, dentures are designed to look and feel like your natural teeth.

You should also think about dental bridges. If you decide on a bridge, artificial teeth, also known as pontics, will be shaped to look like your natural teeth. These artificial teeth will be supported on either side by a strong, natural tooth. Like most restorations, a crown will stop your teeth from shifting.

Would you like to learn more about what you can do for a missing teeth? If so, please don’t hesitate to contact Virginia Dental Group at 703-385-3800. Dr. Lida M. Vargas and our team will gladly answer any question you have. We look forward to hearing from you soon!