Patients in West Indianapolis ask their dentists, what is the best way to replace missing teeth from the smile?


As soon as a tooth has been lost or extracted, patients are urged to visit their dentist to discuss the replacement. Without replacement teeth, patients often experience other problems including the shifting of their natural teeth within the dental arch and shrinking bone. To avoid these concerns, patients need to talk to Drs. Carnes and Lee at Westside Family Dental about the best option for repair.


Our dentist service patients in and around the West Indianapolis area. They offer three primary options for tooth replacement that patients can discuss.



Dentures are the most economical option for patients on a tight budget. They can be used to replace a single tooth, several teeth, or an entire arch of teeth. They are made with some of the best quality materials and are removable, allowing for easy care and cleaning. They look natural and provide the function for everyday use.


Dental Bridges

A non-removable option for patients who want something permanent is that of the dental bridge. A dental bridge replaces one or more teeth in a row with a special restoration created from pontics and dental crowns fused together. The crowns are bonded over the adjacent teeth to support the bridge and fill the gap left behind.


Dental Implants

The “gold standard” in tooth replacement is the of the dental implant. Dental implants are posts made of titanium. They are placed during oral surgery into the bone of the jaw and then restored over the top with a crown, bridge, or denture—dependent on the specific patient’s needs and desires. These are more expensive, but they last a lifetime with proper care making them an incredible investment.


Interested in finding out which tooth replacement option is most appropriate for you? Call the team of Westside Family Dental to make an appointment with Drs. Carnes and Lee. Our team is at 4318 W. Washington Street. We can be reached by calling (317) 241-9876. We encourage patients to schedule a visit to discuss their options and receive the information they need to make an educated decision for their oral health and wellness.

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