Whether resulting from tooth decay, gum disease, a mouth injury, or certain hereditary conditions, missing teeth can be a detriment to your oral health and self-esteem. Luckily, many treatment options are available for missing teeth. We can help you select the right option to restore your full, beautiful smile.
Treatment options for missing teeth include:
Dental implants are typically the first treatment option recommended at our office for missing teeth. Whether for one tooth or multiple teeth, dental implants involve surgically positioning small titanium posts in the jawbone to support custom replacement teeth. Dental implants are an appropriate treatment option for patients at any age, as well as those with medical conditions and concerns.
Dental bridges are available for one or more missing teeth. A bridge is a type of dental appliance that replaces the missing tooth/teeth with replacement teeth.
Bridges may be fixed or removable. Fixed bridges use dental crowns or bonding to permanently attach replacement teeth to the smile. Removable bridges, on the other hand, have metal clasps or precision attachments to stay put in the mouth. Fixed bridges provide superior stability to removable bridges, but we can help you select the best option for you.
We offer complete dentures, partial dentures, and overdentures for missing teeth.
Complete dentures replace all of the teeth in your smile with false teeth fixes on a gum-colored base.
Partial dentures replace only the missing teeth so that the remaining natural teeth are still visible. This type of denture typically has a metal framework for support, rather than a gum-colored base. Both removable and fixed partial dentures are available, with fixed dentures secured by crowns on the adjacent teeth.
With an overdenture, dental implants are used to fix the denture in place and eliminate the need for traditional denture adhesives.
We offer CEREC® technology for same-day dental restorations, including implants, bridges, and immediate dentures. With this advanced technology, we can design, create, and place your custom restoration within the same office visit.
Contact 19th Avenue Dental today to schedule an appointment and learn more about treatment options for missing teeth.