Did you know that missing teeth can increase your risk for future tooth loss? When you’re missing teeth, whether it’s a single tooth or multiple, the best thing you can do is pursue tooth replacement. Not only will you be able to smile with confidence again, but your diet will dramatically improve as well. With Dr. Patel’s help, you have many options to choose from depending on your unique needs. Contact our dental office to learn which treatment works best for you!
We provide dental bridges to replace one or more consecutive teeth inside a single arch. The restoration consists of three to four crowns with a crown on either side being anchored by healthy existing teeth. This means that your natural teeth will require minor filing down in order to fit the restoration. If you’d prefer to not remove any existing tooth structure to replace teeth, you may also want to consider an implant-retained bridge. This offers the additional benefit of jawbone stimulation, therefore improving your overall biting force.
Dentures, whether they be full or partial, have become incredibly lifelike over the years. Full dentures work to replace a full arch and are made up of an acrylic base and porcelain teeth. Partial dentures work to replace multiple teeth on opposing sides of your arch and consist of a metal frame, acrylic gums, and porcelain crowns. Both options can also be designed to fit with dental implants for a more reliable and comfortable hold.
If you’re looking for a truly versatile solution to tooth loss, dental implants are considered to be the most effective option. They can be used to replace one tooth, multiple teeth, or even an entire arch! Each implant consists of a titanium post, porcelain crown and abutment attaching them together. Furthermore, dental implants are the only option that integrates with your existing bone and soft tissue to replace teeth. Instead of only replacing the crown portion, implants replace the root as well, ensuring long-term durability and the most natural feel possible.