Exploring Dental Options for Replacing Missing Teeth in Etobicoke

Author: Dr. Amy Bishai | | Categories: Dental Health , Family Dentist , Family Dentistry


A missing tooth can impact more than just your smile. It can affect your ability to chew effectively, lead to speech difficulties, and even contribute to self-consciousness. Fortunately, modern dentistry offers a variety of solutions for replacing missing teeth in Etobicoke. Here at Dr. Amy Bishai's Family Dentistry, we're committed to helping you achieve a complete and healthy smile.

Finding the Perfect Fit: Your Guide to Dental Implants, Bridges, and Dentures

This blog will explore three popular options for replacing missing teeth: dental implants, bridges, and dentures. We'll delve into their benefits, considerations, and how to choose the best option for your unique needs.

Dental Implants: A Permanent Solution with Long-Term Benefits

Dental implants are considered the gold standard for tooth replacement. They mimic the natural root of a tooth, surgically placed in your jawbone. An abutment is then attached to the implant, and finally, a custom-made crown is secured on top, creating a natural-looking and fully functional tooth replacement.


  • Durability: Implants are designed to last a lifetime with proper care.

  • Natural Function: Implants allow you to chew and speak normally, just like a natural tooth.

  • Bone Preservation: Implants stimulate jawbone growth, preventing bone loss associated with missing teeth.

  • Aesthetics: Implants provide a natural-looking and seamless replacement.


  • Surgical Procedure: Implants require a minor surgical procedure, and healing time can vary.

  • Cost: Implants are generally the most expensive option for replacing teeth.

Dental Bridges: Restoring Your Smile with Connected Crowns

Dental bridges are a popular option for replacing one or more missing teeth. A bridge involves attaching crowns to the healthy teeth on either side of the gap, essentially "bridging" the space where the missing tooth resides. An artificial tooth is then suspended between the crowns, restoring both aesthetics and function.


  • Versatility: Bridges can be used to replace one or several missing teeth.

  • Cost-Effective: Bridges are generally less expensive than implants.

  • Natural Appearance: Bridges offer a natural-looking and functional solution.


  • Healthy Teeth Required: Bridges require healthy teeth on either side of the gap to support the crowns.

  • Altered Teeth: The healthy teeth supporting the bridge need to be trimmed to accommodate the crowns.

  • Durability: Bridges may need to be replaced over time due to wear and tear.

Dentures: A Removable Option for Multiple Missing Teeth

Dentures are a removable option for replacing all or most of the teeth in an arch (upper or lower jaw). They are typically made of acrylic resin and can be full dentures (replacing all teeth) or partial dentures (replacing some teeth).


  • Cost-Effective: Dentures are generally the most affordable option for replacing multiple teeth.

  • Improved Function: Dentures can improve your ability to chew and speak.

  • Removable: Dentures can be removed for cleaning and maintenance.


  • Removable Nature: Dentures may require adjustments over time to ensure a proper fit.

  • Bone Loss: Dentures may not prevent bone loss in the jaw.

  • Speech and Chewing Challenges: It may take some time to adjust to speaking and chewing with dentures.

Choosing the Right Option for You

The best option for replacing missing teeth depends on several factors, including the number of teeth missing, the location of the missing teeth, jawbone health, budget, and personal preferences. Dr. Bishai will conduct a thorough examination and discuss your goals to recommend the most suitable solution for your unique needs.

A Complete Smile is Within Reach

At Dr. Amy Bishai's Family Dentistry, we understand the importance of a complete and confident smile. By exploring your options and partnering with our experienced team, you can find the perfect solution to restore your smile and regain your confidence.

To learn more about what Dr. Amy Bishai offers, please click here. If you have questions or would like to schedule an appointment, she'd be happy to hear from you. Please feel free to call her at 416-622-1917 or send an email to amybishai@rogers.com.