Missing Teeth

Missing Teeth | Fruge Orthodontics

Dental patients in the Baton Rouge area often inquire about missing teeth, and the possible solutions to correct the situation. Fortunately, patients don't have to live with missing teeth as there are a number of effective ways to give them the beautiful smile they deserve!

There's likely a good option for your missing teeth available from Frugé Orthodontics. Let's take a closer look at the 3 most popular solutions offered by Frugé Orthodontics:

1) Removable Partial Dentures

This is a good solution, especially for those who may have multiple teeth missing in one part of their mouth. It is removable and the devices are usually covered by insurance in most cases. They do require daily cleaning and there is a period of adjustment when you first begin wearing the dentures.

2) Fixed Dental Bridges

Fixed bridges are bonded to the teeth next to space where a tooth is missing. This is a more permanent solution and will not require daily cleaning and removal. Some patients do find it difficult to keep the area around and beneath the denture clean which can lead to problems with decay.

3) Permanent Dental Implants

Perhaps the option requiring the least amount of maintenance, dental implants are popular with residents in the Baton Rouge area for a variety of reasons. They cannot be removed, yet the way that they are inserted decreases the amount of decay that can occur around and beneath the implant. This option does require surgery, so it may not be a feasible choice for some people.

Each treatment has its pros and cons making it essential to sit down with one of our team members to determine which is right for you.

Baton Rouge patients can call Frugé Orthodontics today to schedule a consultation to learn more about the options available to correct missing teeth.