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Having teeth replaced is a bittersweet experience. On one hand, it’s great to finally have teeth that work properly can also be frustrating, though to realize how much help your oral health needs.

When you get to this point, you’ll have a few different options to choose from for your new teeth. Choosing is a difficult process, so today we’re going to walk you through just two of your options.

A doctor will likely recommend implants if you have the gum and jaw bone health necessary to support them. Implants are simply titanium posts inserted directly into your gums. After that, Dr. Cory Williams covers them with a dental crown. The new teeth look and feel just like real ones.

Bridges are a great option if you have multiple teeth to replace, and they’re next to each other. A bridge uses surrounding teeth to hold a new crown in place. This means you don’t have to get anything in your gums.

Which is best?
Implants aren’t inherently better than bridges, and vice versa. However, for some people, one option is better than the other. The team here at Cory Williams, DDS in Wilmington, North Carolina, will work closely with you to ensure the best possible choice is made.

To make an appointment, or to learn more, call us today at 910-763-1072.