Tooth Replacement Options Dentists Clarkston Plymouth Ann Arbor MI

Aren’t sure what tooth replacement options are best for your smile? You’ve come to the right place! Our dentists in Plymouth, Clarkston, and Ann Arbor, MI, would be more than happy to help you explore different treatments. They’ll also help you plan out your next steps so you can start smiling with confidence again in no time.

In the meantime, here’s what you need to know about the tooth replacement options available to you.

Dental Implants

A dental implant is a prosthetic tooth root that’s made out of a titanium alloy. This titanium material is biocompatible with your natural jawbone tissue. The design allows the implant to fuse to your jawbone, creating a strong foundation for an abutment and crown. Together, the implant, abutment, and crown will give you the full look, function, and appearance of a natural tooth.

One of the main benefits of dental implants is that they’re able to replace the function of a natural tooth root. In other words, they exert pressure on the jawbone and help prevent bone resorption. If left untreated, bone loss in the jaw can increase your risk of future tooth loss, alter your facial profile, and make it uncomfortable to continue wearing dentures.

Another advantage of dental implants is that they have a stable foundation in the jawbone. This means that you’ll never have to worry about your prosthetic teeth slipping. Instead, dental implant treatment allows you to eat, smile, talk, and laugh with confidence.


Both full and partial dentures can be used to restore your smile. In general, partial dentures are used to replace one tooth or several teeth. If you need to replace an entire arch of teeth, then you may want to look into getting full dentures.

A denture is a removable oral appliance that replaces the look and function of natural teeth. Unlike dental implants, dentures require special care to ensure they remain in excellent condition. For example, it’s vital that you never let your dentures dry out. Otherwise, the appliance will crack and warp. Always place your dentures in a glass of water or denture cleaner when you’re not wearing them.

Dental Bridges

A dental bridge is a restoration that contains a prosthetic tooth supported by crowns on both sides. These crowns may be placed on dental implants and/or natural teeth. While a dental bridge is stable restoration, one of the downsides is that we may have to remove enamel from healthy adjacent teeth to bond it in place. Once enamel is gone, it doesn’t grow back.

If you have three missing teeth in a row, our dentists may suggest an implant-supported bridge. However, it’s important to remember that each patient is different. To truly know what treatment option is right for you, you’ll need to schedule an appointment at one of our three convenient offices.

Schedule a Consultation for Tooth Replacement

Our dental implant dentists in Clarkston, Plymouth, and Ann Arbor, MI, are accepting new patients. To schedule an appointment and learn more about your tooth replacement options, please call any of our Main Street Dentistry locations. You may also fill out our online contact form and someone from our team will reach out to you soon.