Missing teeth not only impacts but your oral health as well. If gaps left by missing teeth are not filled soon enough, overcrowding can occur. When teeth shift and overcrowd, it can become difficult to clean between teeth. Plaque can build up and decay teeth as a result. However, teeth can be replaced with dental implants, dental bridges, and dentures. These restorative solutions offer patients many advantages.
Benefits of Replacing Missing Teeth
There are multiple benefits that replacing missing teeth can give patients. Restoring missing teeth:
- Restores facial aesthetics
- Improves oral health
- Renews tooth structure
- Fights decay and infection
Treating Missing Teeth
Dr. Diana Pop and Dr. Sal Lotardo will work with you to determine which treatment is right for you. After reviewing your budget and goals, as well as assessing the health of your teeth and gums, one of these treatments may be chosen:
For this treatment, a titanium post is inserted into the jawbone. During a healing period of 3 to 6 months, the post fuses to bone tissue. After this period, an abutment and dental crown are attached for a permanent restoration.
This solution can be removable or secured with dental implants. Patients who are missing multiple consecutive teeth can benefit from dental bridges because they look and feel natural.
Dentures can be used to replace whole arches of missing teeth. They are similar to dental bridges in that they can be removable or implant-secured. This options makes it easier for patients to speak, bite, and chew.
Renew Your Smile Today
Do you want a fuller and more balanced smile? Call the professionals at Bella Smiles at (516) 217-6668. You can also schedule an appointment with us online here.