If you currently have missing teeth, then you’re probably very aware of the issues they can cause. In addition to making you feel self-conscious, they might even be preventing you from speaking clearly or eating comfortably. Plus, what you may not know is that they can actually make you much more vulnerable to developing additional dental problems, such as gum disease, which in itself is the leading cause of tooth loss for American adults!
At Abington Family Dental Care, we have a variety of treatments that can help you say “goodbye” to the gaps in your smile. Whether you are missing a single tooth, all of your teeth or you simply want to get rid of your uncomfortable denture, you can rely on us to have what you need.
Dental implants are quickly becoming the most common way to replace missing teeth. Unlike other treatments, dental implants actually restore an entire tooth’s structure both above and below the gum line. They not only give the replacement teeth unmatched stability and strength, but they also support the jaw so that it maintains its shape over time. They can be used to support a variety of prosthetics that can replace any number of teeth, and thanks to their 95% success rate and 30-year lifespan, they are also one of the most reliable solutions as well.
Mini-dental implants, as the name implies, are simply a smaller version of regular implants. These can be used to support a set of dentures, and they are ideal for patients who may not have enough healthy jawbone to support traditional implants. Thanks to their size, they can often be placed and restored much quicker than normal implants, meaning they can rebuild a person’s smile even faster. At your initial consultation, your doctor can determine if they are the right treatment for you.
A dental bridge can be used to replace a single missing tooth or even a row of consecutive missing teeth. It works by placing two crowns on either side of the gap in your smile and bonding them to prosthetic teeth that literally “bridge” the space between them. Thanks to the advanced materials used, they’ll not only make your smile look fantastic, but they’ll also prevent your teeth from shifting into the open space and causing alignment issues.
A full denture can help you if you are missing an entire arch of teeth. It is made of a row of prosthetic teeth attached to a realistic-looking gum-colored base, and it’s held in place using natural suction or a small amount of denture adhesive. Thanks to advances in the field of dental prosthetics and our team’s dedication to detail, we’ll make sure you get a denture that has the perfect look and fit for you.
If you are missing multiple teeth throughout your mouth, a partial denture may be exactly what you need to smile with confidence again. It consists of prosthetic teeth attached to an acrylic, gum-colored based that will fit among your remaining teeth like the missing piece of a puzzle. It is held in place using small metal clasps that attach to your natural teeth, and it can be easily removed whenever you need to clean them or sleep.
If you’re tired of hiding your smile or limiting your food choices because of your missing teeth, Abington Family Dental Care can help. With these treatments, we can restore your teeth and make sure you have a smile you can always be proud of. To start getting your smile back, please contact us today.