Tooth-Replacement Options

If you are missing teeth, it is important to replace them for both aesthetic and functional reasons. Missing teeth can cause problems with chewing and speaking and can also lead to other teeth shifting out of place. Replacing your missing teeth will help you to restore your smile and your ability to eat and speak normally.

There are several different options available for tooth replacement, and the best option for you will depend on a number of factors including the number of teeth you are missing, the condition of your remaining teeth, and your budget. Your dentist can help you to determine the best option for you based on your individual needs.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are one popular option for tooth replacement. A dental implant is a small metal post that is surgically implanted into the jawbone. Once the implant has healed, an artificial tooth, called a crown, is attached to the implant. Dental implants are very strong and durable and can last a lifetime with proper care. However, they are also the most expensive option for tooth replacement.

Implant-Supported Bridge

Another option for tooth replacement is an implant-supported bridge. An implant-supported bridge is like a traditional dental bridge, except that instead of being supported by natural teeth, it is supported by dental implants. This option is a good choice for people who are missing several teeth in a row. Like dental implants, an implant-supported bridge can last a lifetime with proper care.

Tooth-Supported Bridge

A third option for tooth replacement is a tooth-supported bridge. A tooth-supported bridge is made up of artificial teeth, called pontics, that are supported by natural teeth on either side. This option is less expensive than dental implants, but it is not as durable and may need to be replaced sooner.

Removable Partial Denture

A fourth option for tooth replacement is a removable partial denture. A removable partial denture consists of artificial teeth set in a pink base that matches the color of your gums. The denture is held in place by metal clasps that attach to your natural teeth. Removable partial dentures can be taken out for cleaning and are typically less expensive than other options for tooth replacement.


A fifth option for tooth replacement is a flipper. A flipper is a temporary tooth replacement option that consists of an artificial tooth attached to a plastic base. The flipper is held in place by metal wire or plastic posts. Flippers are the least expensive tooth replacement option, but they are also the least durable and may need to be replaced more often than other options.

Visit Park 56 Dental Today for a Consultation

No matter which tooth-replacement option you choose, it’s important to see a dentist regularly to make sure your new teeth are healthy and functioning properly.

Park 56 Dental in New York can help you to choose the best tooth replacement option for you based on your individual needs. We offer a full range of dental implant and tooth replacement services, and our experienced dentists will work with you to create a treatment plan that meets your goals. Contact us today at (646) 679-3989 to schedule a consultation.