With each tooth you’ve lost over the years, it has created a devastating blow to your self-esteem. You avoid various social settings or even smiling because you’re too embarrassed by your mouth. You’re not alone. Tooth loss is more common than you might believe. Thankfully, you don’t need to live with the results. White Clay Dental Associates provides the ideal solution to rebuild your smile. No matter if you’re interested in a traditional prosthetic or you’d like to enjoy a close replica of your natural teeth with dental implants in Newark, we can help!
Whether you’re missing teeth consecutively or not, you now have more options than ever to treat tooth loss. We perform a comprehensive consultation to assess your oral health and discuss your preferences. Depending on how many teeth you’re missing, we’ll help fill the gaps in your smile to restore it back to its previous glory.
1 to 3 consecutive missing teeth are often replaced with a fixed bridge. We take an impression of your mouth to create replicas of the teeth you’ve lost to bridge the gap. It’s secured in place by bonding dental crowns to your adjacent teeth. This is a convenient and effective solution that can last for an average of 5 years before needing to be replaced, but you will need to permanently alter healthy teeth.
As an alternative to a traditional fixed bridge, you can secure your denture to your jawbone by placing a dental implant at either end. This replaces the entire structures of your teeth while leaving the adjacent ones untouched. You’ll improve your oral health with an option that can last for a lifetime with the right aftercare.
If you’ve lost several teeth, but you still have a few healthy ones left, a partial denture can rebuild a beautiful, functional smile. Prosthetics are held in a gum-colored base that has a metal framework to clip or clasp onto your remaining teeth. Although this is effective, it will always have its limitations.
You can enjoy the next best thing to your natural teeth using an implant-supported partial denture. It doesn’t rely on your remaining teeth to hold it in place while you regain as much as 70% of your natural biting force.
It’s great to have options, but we understand it can be difficult to make the right choice. We’re here to help you choose the best solution for your individual needs. Besides a visual examination, we’ll also take X-rays and a CT scan of your mouth. We take the time to discuss your preferences and your lifestyle. After we have all the information we need, we’ll explain which treatment will be the best investment for your specific needs.
It will cost more to replace multiple teeth, but there are several ways to keep the treatment affordable. We provide you with a custom estimate during your initial consultation, and we’ll work on your behalf with your insurance company. We’ll take the time to explain your payment options to cover any remaining balance, such as third-party financing with CareCredit.
If you’re ready to stop hiding behind an incomplete smile, we can help. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation.