What are my options for replacing missing teeth?
Replacing missing teeth is necessary for preserving the function and health of your smile. Even one missing tooth presents the possibility of secondary dental health concerns and an overall deterioration in oral health.
Modern dentistry provides innovative, highly effective and natural looking solutions for replacing missing teeth. Dental restorations look and function like natural teeth due to improvements in digital imaging and dental materials. Montclair Plaza Dental Office utilizes the latest in dental technology and materials to help provide patients with lasting solutions for missing teeth.
Why should I replace my missing tooth?
Missing teeth compromise the function, aesthetic, and alignment of your smile. Just one missing tooth weakens the stability of the jaw bone. Teeth are more prone to shifting, can become loose and may result in additional tooth loss. Patients with missing teeth are also at a higher risk of developing tooth decay, gum disease, and facial sagging.
Solutions for Missing Teeth
Dr. Srikureja offers a full range of replacement options for missing teeth. Whether you are missing a single tooth or require a full denture, our high quality, modern restorative treatment options can help rebuild your healthy, beautiful smile.
A dental bridge is typically used to replace a single missing tooth or several consecutive missing teeth. Dr. Srikureja often recommends a removable traditional dental bridge as a cost-effective temporary solution to replacing missing teeth. The dental bridge is custom fabricated to blend in with your natural smile for a seamless result. The bridge is anchored in place using two adjacent teeth that are filed down.
Dentures & Partials
A denture is a traditional option for replacing a full arch or full set of teeth in edentulous patients. Dentures and partials are typically a removable restoration that is custom designed to fit comfortably in the bite. Dentures allow patients to regain most of their natural chewing function and can help boost their self-confidence and oral health.
Single Dental Implant
A single dental implant is the most natural and stable option for replacing a single missing tooth. A small titanium post is surgically placed in the empty root socket. Given 3-6 months to heal, the implant fuses with the jaw bone creating a secure bond. Once healed, the dental implant is adorned with an abutment and dental crown creating a natural looking prosthetic tooth system.
Implant Secured Dental Restoration
A dental bridge, denture, or denture partial can be secured using 2 or more dental implants. Using precise planning and by optimizing healthy bone tissue, Dr. Srikureja helps patients improve the fit, stability, and function of their dental restoration. Patients who choose to secure their dental restoration with dental implants enjoy improved oral health and experience less deterioration of their facial structure. Patients with an existing denture or dental bridge may also benefit from securing their restoration with dental implants.