Affordable Tooth Replacement Options for Missing Teeth

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Sun, sand, and sultry summer nights give us a million reasons to smile. But if you have missing teeth, you may not feel like smiling at all. Chances are, you want to replace your missing teeth, but like most people, you find the cost of dental care in the U.S. unfairly high and out of reach—even with insurance. The good news is that if you replace your missing teeth in Tijuana, you’ll pay just a fraction of what you’d pay in the U.S. For example, dental implants in the U.S. cost $3500-$5000 or more, per tooth from start to finish.  At My Baja Dental in Tijuana, you’ll pay $1950, complete. Call us at (619) 272-9060 to ask about how our prices compare to U.S. dental prices.  

Dental implant

A dental implant is the best solution for replacing missing teeth. It consists of a prosthetic tooth attached to a post that’s surgically inserted into the jawbone. Over time, the post fuses to the jawbone, resulting in a solid, sturdy foundation for chewing and biting. The only dental restoration solution that replaces the root of the tooth, which promotes jawbone and maxilla health and benefits your overall oral health. Although a single dental implant does require more money up front than other solutions, it can save you money in the long run. It’s strong, durable, and long-lasting. With proper care, your dental implants can last a lifetime. 

Flipper tooth

A flipper tooth is a temporary partial denture that consists of a removable retainer that holds the prosthetic tooth in place. The retainer either rests along your lower jaw or fits against your palate. It can be used to replace a single tooth or a few teeth. A flipper tooth is often used to temporarily stabilize the existing teeth in children who are not yet candidates for dental implants because their jaws are still growing. A person may also use a flipper tooth while they wait for their gums to heal prior to getting dental implants. 

Removable partial denture

Removable partial dentures involve a set of prosthetic teeth attached to a plastic, gum-colored base. They are customized to fit around and clasp to your remaining teeth. Removable partial dentures are one of the least expensive tooth replacement options, but they can be uncomfortable, and the metal clasps often result in an unflattering appearance.  Crowns on your natural teeth can be used to increase the stability of your removable partial denture. 

Fixed Dental bridge

A fixed dental bridge consists of a prosthetic tooth or teeth held in place by dental crowns on the adjacent teeth.  There is no surgery needed for a dental bridge, but the adjacent teeth must be modified to make room for the crowns. There are three main types of dental bridges, each slightly different. The cantilever bridge involves a prosthetic tooth affixed to a single dental crown rather than two. The Maryland bridge holds the prosthetic tooth in place with a set of metal wings affixed to the backs of the adjacent teeth. Dental bridges are considered permanent tooth replacement options and cannot be removed. 

Implant-supported bridge

An implant-supported bridge is similar to a traditional dental bridge except that the adjacent teeth are dental implants rather than dental crowns. The implant-supported bridge is an ideal way to replace multiple missing teeth because the implant post helps to securely hold the teeth in place while also stimulating jawbone growth.  The implant-supported bridge can be used to replace a full set of teeth, using 4, 5, 6, or 8 implants per arch. Implant-supported bridges can also be used to replace as few as two or three teeth, with the implants holding the prosthetic tooth in place, much like a traditional bridge. 

Replace your missing teeth at My Baja Dental today!

If you’re ready to replace your missing teeth, come see us at My Baja Dental. Our Tijuana dentist office is just 20 minutes from downtown San Diego. We offer the highest quality dental services at just a fraction of what you’d pay in the U.S. Give us a call at (619) 272-9060, and we’ll help restore your radiant smile so you can freely enjoy all that summer has to offer.

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