Do you have one or more missing teeth? Do they cause you to limit your diet, avoid certain words, or make you think twice before smiling? If so, you’re far from alone, and the team at White Clay Dental Associates is ready and able to help you. When it comes to handling missing teeth, you basically have four options: you can ignore them, get a bridge, be fitted for a denture, or have dental implants placed. To learn more about each and which one might be best for your particular situation, read on below.
Unfortunately, if you’re already having problems with your missing teeth right now, they won’t simply go away over time. Because of the gaps in your smile, the exposed gum tissue is more likely to develop irritation, inflammation, and infections such as gum disease, which in itself can lead to even more tooth loss! Missing teeth can also throw off the balance of the bite, putting additional stress on the remaining teeth that leads to premature wear and tear. It’s also common for the remaining teeth to shift into any open space next to them, which can cause them to quickly become misaligned and appear crowded.
A dental bridge is one of the options we offer that can prevent these kinds of problems and more from happening, all the while filling in the gaps in a patient’s smile! This type of restoration is ideal for people who have multiple consecutive missing teeth. Two crowns are placed on the teeth on either side of the missing ones, and these are used to support additional prosthetic teeth to close the space. They can be made to be removable or fixed depending on a patient’s needs and preferences.
When patients are missing just a few or even all of their teeth, dentures can be a fast, easy and inexpensive way to replace them. While dentures will never be natural teeth, they are a tried and true way to have a complete smile again.
In fact, with our dentists’ expertise in cosmetic and restorative care, you’ll receive a dental prosthetic that offers great aesthetics and improved function. Here are some of the benefits we offer with our dentures:
If you are looking for a permanent solution to your tooth loss, dental implants in Newark are the best option for you. A single implant can be placed into the jawbone to restore a missing tooth. And, several implants can also be placed throughout the jawbone to hold a bridge or denture firmly with restorations known as implant-retained prosthetics. Dental implants can help you: