Restoring Your Smile Is Not Just for Looks

Elm Creek missing teeth

There are numerous health benefits to restoring your missing teeth. You may not mind the gaps esthetically, but they could cause other oral health concerns in the long term. In today’s blog, your team of restorative dental experts in Maple Grove, MN. discuss the ways we can restore your missing teeth and the benefits to your wellness!

A Dental Bridge

Dental bridges are a popular tooth restoration option for individuals missing one or more adjacent teeth. A bridge consists of a natural-looking false tooth anchored to the adjacent teeth by crowns.

The ability to chew efficiently is so important for the digestive processes. Dental bridges will help restore chewing and biting functions, enabling you to enjoy a diverse range of foods and get the most out of a healthy diet. Not to mention, a gap left by a missing tooth can cause the surrounding natural teeth to move into the space. Alignment issues are sure to follow, bringing other dental issues with it. Bridges fill the gap, preventing such shifting and preserving the alignment of your bite.

Removable Partial or Full Denture Options

Partial dentures are removable appliances used to replace multiple missing teeth. They are artificial teeth attached to a gum-colored acrylic base, which is held in place using metal or plastic clasps. Full Dentures are similar, but they replace a full arch of missing teeth replicating the gums and teeth. They are held in place by suction or denture adhesives.

Dentures also restore the ability to chew food properly and speak clearly, enhancing your confidence in social interactions and daily activities. Compared to other tooth replacement options, dentures are a cost-effective solution that provides functional benefits without breaking the bank.


If you have enough bone stability, implants are the most favorable option for replacing missing teeth. An implant consists of a titanium post that is surgically placed into the jawbone, creating a stable foundation for a strong dental crown. They closely emulate natural teeth and are a durable and permanent tooth replacement option, providing a long-term solution that can last a lifetime with proper care.

Patients love that they feel like natural teeth, allowing you to bite with the same force and stability. This means you don’t have to sacrifice eating any of your favorite foods! Finally, the titanium post stimulates the jawbone, preventing bone loss and preserving your overall facial structure. This helps maintain your facial structure and prevents the bone deterioration that can occur when there is no longer a tooth root in place.

Plan To Restore Your Missing Teeth

Restoring missing teeth is not just about enhancing esthetics; it is crucial for maintaining oral health, functionality, and overall well-being. To schedule a consultation and discuss replacing your missing teeth, give us a call at Elm Creek Dental in Maple Grove, MN, today at (763)416-0606!