We understand that once you have a tooth extracted, you will want to replace that gap in your smile. Nobody wants to live with an incomplete or embarrassing smile! Our Shelton, CT office offers two effective solutions for missing or extracted teeth. The first and best option is a dental implant. Implants mimic natural teeth, including the tooth root below the gumline and crown above. This option can last you a lifetime with proper care and preserves your oral health as well. Both our dentists are experienced in placement and restoration, giving you complete care in one convenient location! For patients not ready to have dental implants placed, we also offer dental bridges. These require us to carefully shave down your teeth adjacent to the gap and fit you with a bridge consisting of three or more crowns. While bridges look natural, cover the gap and allow you to eat normally again, they require damaging healthy teeth and do not promote bone growth, causing further damage in the long run. Schedule a private consultation with our team to discover which option is best for you!